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 on licence

Tracey Connelly, who was jailed for causing or allowing the death of her son Peter in May 2009, has been released from prison on licence.

Connelly went free after the Parole Board recommended her release on licence following a second review of her case.

Connelly was jailed indefinitely with a minimum of five years in May 2009 for causing or allowing the death of her son Credit: PA Wire

A Ministry of Justice spokeswoman said: "Offenders on licence are subject to a strict set of conditions and controls.

"Examples include curfews, restrictions on their movements and frequent meetings with their offender manager. If an offender breaches their licence conditions, they can be recalled to custody."

Peter Connelly died in August 2007 with more than 50 injuries, after being subject to abuse from Tracey Connelly's boyfriend Steven Barker and his brother Jason Owen.

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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