Baby P’s mother has been moved to a groundfloor prison cell because she was ‘too fat’ to get up the stairs after bingeing on chocolate and crisps.
Tracey Connelly was jailed indefinitely in 2009 for letting her boyfriend Steve Barker and his brother Jason Owen torture her one-year-old son Peter to death.
The 36-year-old was released in October 2013 but went back to prison a year and a half later after selling indecent images of herself to her ‘fans’.
Now at Low Newton Prison in County Durham she is no longer able to walk further than a few yards and has been moved to a groundfloor, en-suite cell, reports the Mirror.
Tracey Connelly (pictured) was jailed indefinitely in 2009 for letting her boyfriend Steve Barker and his brother Jason Owen torture her one-year-old son Peter to death at her Haringey home in north London
A prison source told the newspaper: ‘She’s too fat to tackle the stairs, so she’s been moved downstairs.
‘She can hardly walk a few yards without getting out of breath. She spends all her cash in her prison account on chocolate and crisps.’
The source also branded her a ‘giant slob’, who eats all day and doesn’t exercise.
Connelly was last month refused parole because she is ‘still a danger to the public’ and will serve at least another two years.
Her original sentence came after her 17-month-old son was found with 50 different injuries at home in Haringey, north London.
Owen and Barker were jailed for causing or allowing the death of a child, with Barker getting a 12-year-old sentence and Owen six.
Barker is also serving a life sentence, with a minimum of 10 years, for raping a two-year-old.
His abuse and death under the nose of social services and the police has been the subject of major investigations
Baby P was also failed by nearly everyone who came into contact with him. The family received 60 visits from social workers – as well as medics and police – in the eight months before his death.
Now at Low Newton Prison in County Durham Peter’s (pictured) mother is no longer able to walk further than a few yards and has been moved to a groundfloor, en-suite cell
Connelly told the authorities she had a boyfriend – but they did not ask who he was or insist on meeting him.
Had they done so they would have discovered he had previously been questioned by police on suspicion of torturing his grandmother.
It was reported in the Sunday Times today that the Metropolitan Police has still not learnt lessons from Baby P’s death.
A leaked police and council document seen by the newspaper reveals the police often do not share case details with social workers for fear of breaching data protection laws.
As a result, some crimes against children are not being investigated properly, sources claim.