Baby P mother 'released'

Tracey Connelly has reportedly been released from jail after being granted parole earlier this month. She was jailed in 2009 for causing or allowing the death of her 17-month-old son Peter.

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Baby P mother released same day as Shoesmith payout

Former children's services boss Sharon Shoesmith, pictured outside the High Court as she has won her Court of Appeal battle. Credit: PA Wire

Tracey Connelly, the mother of Baby P, is understood to have been released from prison on Tuesday - the same day as it was revealed that former child protection boss Sharon Shoesmith will receive a payout of up to £600,000 over her unfair dismissal.

Sharon Shoesmith was fired from her £133,000-a-year job by Haringey Council without compensation in December 2008, after a damning report by Ofsted into the handling of the Baby P case.

However, Ms Shoesmith won a ruling that she was unfairly sacked and a Haringey Council spokeswoman confirmed on Tuesday that a settlement had been reached with Ms Shoesmith, with reports suggesting it was a six-figure sum.

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