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Police: Baby's death a 'tragic case'

Lee Davison has been jailed for 8 years for allowing the death of his daughter, 7-week-old Krystal Credit: West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police say they hope the family of a 7 week old baby, who was allowed to die by her father, can now start to rebuild their lives. Lee Davison has been jailed for 8 years for allowing or causing the death of his daughter Krystal.

Detective Superintendent Scott Wood said: "After considering all the evidence presented to the Court a Jury found Davison guilty of allowing the death of a child and he has today been sentenced appropriately.

"This has been a tragic case where a 7 week old girl has lost her life before its even had chance to really begin, and I believe justice was served in bringing this case before the courts."


Breaking: Father jailed for allowing death of 7 week old baby

Lee Davison has been jailed for 8 years at Leeds Crown Court for causing or allowing the death of his seven week old daughter Krystal. Krystal was taken by ambulance from the family home at Ashleigh Avenue in Pontefract and died later in hospital.

Krystal's mother, 20 year old Jessica Hopkinson, was cleared by the jury of the same charge. Krystal suffered a catalogue of injuries including brain damage.