Abusive Thornton Heath couple jailed for ill-treating toddler
An abusive step-mother who permanently brain damaged a toddler has been sentenced to four years in prison at Croydon Crown Court.
Mohammed Diarra from Thornton Heath was less than three years old when he was rushed to hospital with a broken rib, fractured leg, severe liver and pancreas injuries and brain damage last March.
The jury found his step-mother Gnagne Sangare, 27, was responsible for the string of injuries by either assault, ill treatment or neglect, while his 36-year-old father Adama had contributed to the damage to Mohammed’s rib. Adama was sentenced to eight months in jail on July 11.
The little boy was just two-years and 10-months-old when he received the injuries which lead to severe, permanent structural brain damage.