A father from East Sussex who killed his baby daughter after being frustrated by her screaming as he tried to play a computer game has been jailed for eight years.
Mark Sandland, 28, picked up five-week-old Aimee-Rose and shook her during a sudden loss of temper, prosecutors said.
He claimed he had suffered an epileptic fit and came round to find his daughter underneath him at their flat in Church Road, St Leonards-on-Sea.
Sandland had denied the charge of murder but admitted manslaughter when he appeared at Southwark Crown Court.
After the hearing, Detective Inspector Jon Fanner from Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: "I welcome the plea to manslaughter. The judge found there were significant aggravating circumstances and today he has been sentenced to eight years in prison."
A father who killed his baby daughter after being frustrated by her screaming as he tried to play a computer game has been sentenced to 8 years in prison.
Mark Sandland, 28, picked up five-week-old Aimee-Rose and shook her during a sudden loss of temper.
Sgt Simon Goss from Hampshire Police didn't realise Tiffany Ellmore was in labour when he was chasing their vehicle. He spoke to ITV Meridian earlier.
New mum Tiffany Ellmore from Portsmouth has been describing the dramatic moment she gave birth at the side of a motorway.
She went into labour early and was being rushed to hospital by her father - only to be pulled over by the police for speeding on the M275.
A Hampshire woman gave birth of the side of the motorway after the police stopped her 100mph dad as he drove her to hospital.
Tiffany Ellmore on the M275 motorway at 10.15pm on Friday evening after the police pursuit.
Four unmarked police vehicles surrounded the family car as the baby's head started to appear, in which Tiffany's dad Colin delivered the baby.
The officers present phoned an ambulance which took mother and baby to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, Portsmouth.
Tiffany, who has three other children, was 38-weeks pregnant and had started having contractions around 4pm.
Baby Lola Mia Rose weighed a healthy 6lb 4oz and was discharged home on Saturday.
Police said no action would be taken over the M275 drama.
Three premature babies at a hospital in Brighton - who were poisoned after being given liquid food that was contaminated - are responding well to treatment. Malcolm Shaw reports.
Investigations are continuing after three babies were diagnosed with blood poisoning at a hospital in Sussex. They're being treated for septicaemia at the neonatal unit at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. The hospital says the babies are recovering well.
Public Health England has released details of the NHS hospitals which have seen cases of septicaemia in their neonatal intensive care units.
- Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (3 cases)
- CUH Addenbrookes (Cambridge University Hospitals) (2 cases)
- Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (2 cases)
- Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust (4 cases)
- Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation T rust (3 cases)
- The Whittington Hospital (1 case)
Health chiefs have ordered an investigation after a baby died from blood poisoning.
It is thought the baby contracted an infection after being administered a contaminated drip in hospital.
Public Health England (PHE) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has confirmed they are investigating 15 cases of blood poisoning (septicaemia) caused by a bacteria known as Bacillus cereus_.
The affected babies were in neonatal intensive care units at a small number of hospitals in England, including Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust where there were three cases.
Health chiefs have ordered an investigation into how a batch of liquid nutrients may have given babies blood poisoning.
Public Health England (PHE)said 15 cases of septicaemia, including the death of one baby, looked to be "strongly linked" to an intravenous product that is given to babies who are unable to feed normally.
The babies, many of whom were premature, were being treated in NHS neonatal intensive care units when it is thought they acquired the infection.
A statement from the health body said investigations with a manufacturer had already identified a possible incident that could have caused contamination.
The PHE's Incident Director, Mike Catchpole, said the body had "acted quickly" to alert hospitals to the potential problem and remove any remaining stocks of the product.