Gosport baby death: Review to be carried out over baby Stanley's death

A SERIOUS case review will be carried out into baby Stanley's death, it emerged yesterday.

Thursday, 29th November 2018, 9:25 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 3:29 am
Stanley Davis. Picture: Hampshire Police/PA Wire

Yesterday mother Roxanne Davis, from Gosport, and her ex-partner Samuel Davis were found guilty of causing the infant's death.

Winchester Crown Court heard that Stanley had suffered a series of '˜catastrophic' injuries to his body.

Derek Benson, chairman of the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board, confirmed after the trial that a review is being carried out of the handling of the child's care by the authorities.

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Stanley Davis. Picture: Hampshire Police/PA Wire

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He said: '˜I can confirm that an independent review relating to this case has been commissioned and a report will be published in due course on the outcome, together with any recommendations for improvements in future practice, when this work has been completed.'

An NSPCC spokeswoman yesterday hit out at the '˜pain and suffering' young Stanley Davis was subjected to.

She said: '˜The circumstances surrounding the death of baby Stanley are tragic and disturbing.

'˜His short life was plagued with pain and suffering, caused by the very people who should have loved and protected him from harm.

'˜Babies and young children are entirely dependent on those who care for them and we all have a duty to look out for their welfare.'