Gosport baby death: NSPCC reacts after Roxanne Davis and Samuel Davies are jailed for 10 years

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A national children’s charity has welcomed the 10-year jail sentences handed to Roxanne Davis and her ex-partner Samuel Davies.

The NSPCC said the pair should have ‘loved, cared and protected’ baby Stanley, who they mercilessly tortured before he died from a ‘brutal’ skull fracture.

Samuel Davies and ex-partner Roxanne Davis, who have been jailed for 10 years each at Winchester Crown Court. Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

Samuel Davies and ex-partner Roxanne Davis, who have been jailed for 10 years each at Winchester Crown Court. Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

Today Davis, 30, and Davies, 24, were sentenced to 10 years in prison at Winchester Crown Court after being found guilty of causing or allowing Stanley’s death.

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In a statement after the sentencing, an NSPCC spokesperson said: ‘Davis and Davies should have loved, cared and protected baby Stanley.

‘Instead, they caused the death of this defenceless baby and it is right that they are now behind bars as a consequence of their actions.

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‘Babies and young children are completely dependent on those who care for them and we all have a duty to look out for their welfare.’

Stanley died of a fatal skull fracture and brain haemorrhage on March 28 after a prolonged stint of child abuse at Garland Court in Forton Road, in Gosport.

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The judge told Davis and Davies, who had faced a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison for the crime, that they could be out in five years and put on licence.