Updated: Wednesday, 20th November 2019 @ 5:06pm

Sadistic Oldham child beater behind bars after defenceless seven-month-old baby left with 'horrific' injuries

Sadistic Oldham child beater behind bars after defenceless seven-month-old baby left with 'horrific' injuries

By David Keane

A sadistic child beater was jailed today after causing ‘horrific’ injuries to a defenceless baby from Oldham.

The baby was left with severe head and eye injuries and fractures to her leg and arm. She also suffered bleeding to the brain.

Paul Jewitt, 23, was sentenced to seven years today at Minshull Street Crown Court after being found guilty of Section 18 assault.

Detective Sergeant Karen Siddall from the Public Protection Investigation Unit said: “The fact that this man could cause the pain he did to a defenceless and young baby sums up what type of person he is.

“For reasons only known to him, Jewitt thought he could hurt this child and get away with it. Thankfully, he was caught and will spend time behind bars so he cannot hurt her again.”

The first incident occurred in July 2011 when the baby’s mother noticed a mark on her cheek. Jewitt, of Springwood, in Delph, Oldham, claims the baby had banged her face on a toy.

Just two days later, the three month old baby had bruising around her eyes after staying at Jewitt’s house.

The baby had been left with Jewitt while the family went shopping – their returned to find their daughter unwell and struggling to breathe.

Upon being rushed to hospital she suffered a number of convulsions and it was confirmed she had bleeding on the brain following a CT scan.

Detective Sergeant Karen Siddall from the Public Protection Investigation Unit said: “It is still unclear as to what effects these injuries will have on her and whether it will affect her vision in the short term or long term.”

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