Photos -Baby’s Legs Amputated After Parents Swung Him By His Ankles

Tony Smith Junior was almost killed at the hands of Jody Simpson and Anthony Smith who carried out a string of ‘violent assaults’ on their 41-day-old son.

The young baby was swung around by his ankles which resulted in him having to have both legs amputated, leaving him with life-changing injuries. He also suffered life-threatening septicemia and a whole hose of other infections after his bones were broken in eight places in 2014.

Pictures show dirty clothes and sheets piled on a clotheshorse in a bath, while another photograph shows a bag of rubbish dumped in a cot. Simpson, 24, and Smith, 46, now of Whitstable, Kent, were both jailed for 10 years at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday, Metro UK reports.

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They denied causing or allowing serious physical harm to a child and cruelty, but the jury took less than an hour to find them guilty. Both have numerous previous convictions.

The court heard how his parents delayed taking their son to the doctor for nine hours because they claimed they had to wait for a plumber to fix a broken boiler.

When he was eventually taken to the GP, he was gravely ill, with his eyes closed and his lower limbs hard and swollen. After being admitted to intensive care, Tony pulled through – but now faces a lifetime of disability.


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