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Couple found guilty of causing death of their baby boy

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A mother from Gosport and her ex partner have been found guilty of causing the death of her young baby.

During Stanley Davis' short life he suffered pain and suffering time and time again - and it was caused by the people who were supposed to love and protect him.

The jury at Winchester Crown Court heard how a baby died of a skull fracture and brain haemorrhage at just three weeks old.

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This police footage shows aggressive and swearing Samuel Davies confronting officers as they respond to reports of a disturbance at the flat he shared with Stanley's mother, Roxanne.

Days later the young baby would die just 24 days old.

It was in March last year that he was rushed to hospital with a head injury that would prove fatal.

Following the incident police launched an investigation and arrested 30 year-old Roxanne Davis - and 24 year-old Samuel Davies - her partner at the time.

Both of them tested positive for cocaine and cannabis.

Roxanne Davis and Samuel Davies Credit: Solent News

It was later found Stanley had sustained 32 fractures to his ribs - and nine to his arms and legs - that were caused on three separate occasions.

The court heard Roxanne and Samuel had what's been described as a fractious relationship. During post natal appointments and check ups, the pair gave the impression there were no problems with Stanley.

All the while they both knew the truth - that the young baby had already suffered serious injuries and he wasn't getting the medical attention he desperately needed.

X-ray of Stanley Davis' skull

The NSPCC says "The circumstances surrounding the death of baby Stanley are tragic and disturbing.''

During Stanley Davis's short life he suffered pain and suffering time and time again - and it was caused by the people who were supposed to love and protect him.

A review has now been launched by the Safeguarding Children Board in Hampshire. It will look into the care authorities gave Stanley during his short life.

The pair have been remanded in custody and will be sentenced on December the 7th.