Man sentenced to prison for breaking his baby son's leg
A mid-Wales man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for breaking his 13-day old baby son's leg.
The 22-year-old from the Newtown area denied a charge of Grievous Bodily Harm.
He said that the incident happened when we was changing his son's nappy. He told the court that he feared the boy's leg might have been dislocated when the baby turned and twisted.
But the prosecution told a jury at Mold Crown Court that the fractured femur could not have occurred that way.
The judge, Mr Recorder Phillip Davies said: "Significant force, outside the normal course of changing a baby's nappy, would have been required.
"Fortunately, the fracture was completely united and within a month or so the leg seemed to be equal in length to the other, although that would be monitored. Very fortunately no significant damage has been caused by your actions."
A man who tried to kill a retired couple living next door has been given a life sentence in prison.
Sean Hedley Tierney, 66-years-old and from Llandudno, admitted attempting to murder his neighbours Nigel and Margery Gibbs last August.
Today he was told he must serve a minimum of 15 years for the attack.
Speaking after the court hearing, Detective Inspector Iestyn Davies said North Wales Police welcomed the sentence imposed by the Judge.
He said: “This brings to an end a detailed police investigation following the vicious attack upon Mr and Mrs Gibbs at their home in Ffordd Dulyn, Llandudno, on Tuesday 20th August 2012, when their neighbour Sean Tierney stabbed them for no apparent reason.
"Both Nigel and Marjorie Gibbs received serious injuries and it is due to their strength and determination, together with the skill of the medical staff that they have survived."