Baby P's mother to be released

The Parole Board said today it has directed the release of the mother of Baby P, who was jailed indefinitely with a minimum of five years in May 2009 for causing or allowing her son's death.

Baby P had more than 50 injuries

Peter Connelly, known as 'Baby P'
Peter Connelly, known as 'Baby P' Credit: Handout

Baby P died on August 3 2007 with more than 50 injuries, despite being on the at-risk register and receiving 60 visits from social workers, police and health professionals over eight months.

Tracey Connelly was jailed with her boyfriend Steven Barker and his brother Jason Owen, who were convicted at trial of the same offence.

Parole Board recommends Tracey Connelly's release

The Parole Board has recommended Baby P's release from prison following a second review of her case. A statement said:

"We can confirm that a three-member panel of the board has directed the release of Tracey Connelly."Tracey Connelly first became eligible for parole in August 2012, and at that time a Parole Board panel made no recommendation to release."This is the second parole review for Tracey Connelly. The decision to release is a matter for the board, which is independent - arrangements and the date of the release are a matter for the Secretary of State."

– Parole Board

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Baby P's mother to be released

The Parole Board has directed the release of the mother of Baby P, who was jailed indefinitely with a minimum of five years in May 2009 for causing or allowing her son's death.

Baby P died on August 3 2007 with more than 50 injuries. Tracey Connelly admitted the offence soon after being charged and served several hundred days on remand.

Tracey Connelly
Tracey Connelly Credit: Metropolitan Police