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Baby P’s vile mother Tracey Connolly ‘oggles fellow women prisoners in the gym’

Baby P’s vile mother Tracey Connolly ‘oggles fellow women prisoners in the gym’ as she tries to lose weight after ballooning to 18 stone while scoffing sweets and crisps in her cell

  • Tracey Connolly, 38, piled on the pounds at HMP Low Newton in County Durham
  • She scoffed sweets and crisps in her cell and now works out three times a week 
  • She trashed her cell after finding she would not be out of prison by Christmas

Tracey Connolly piled on the pounds at Low Newton prison in County Durham and now works out three times a week

Baby P’s vile mother ‘oggles fellow women prisoners in the gym’ as she tries to lose weight after ballooning to 18 stone while scoffing sweets and crisps in her cell.

Tracey Connolly piled on the pounds at Low Newton prison in County Durham and now works out three times a week.

It comes after the convict trashed her cell after she was told she would not be released in time for Christmas.

A source told the Sun: ‘She doesn’t really do anything. She goes on the treadmill for a bit but really just spends an hour staring at the other women in the gym.

‘It’s really creepy to see her and everyone just gives her a wide birth.

‘She’s well known for trying to target women but she is a vile and most women stay well away.’

Connelly was told by a Parole Board at a hearing on November 25 she was not suitable for release from Low Newton and she should not be transferred to an open prison.

‘Her fury when she was told was intense. It was a wild tantrum,’ a source told the Daily Star.

‘She’s not scared of a row and she’s had plenty. She walks around like she owns the place.’

Connelly, 38, was jailed indefinitely with a minimum term of five years in 2009 for causing or allowing her 17-month-old son Peter’s death.

She was let out on licence in 2013, but sent back to prison for breaching her parole conditions in 2015. 

The mother was initially locked up for allowing her 17-month-old son Peter, known as Baby P, to be tortured to death

The mother was initially locked up for allowing her 17-month-old son Peter, known as Baby P, to be tortured to death

A summary of the Parole Board decision released on Friday said: ‘After considering the circumstances of her offending, the progress made while in custody and the evidence presented at the hearing, the panel’s view was that Ms Connelly was not suitable for release.

‘Under current legislation Ms Connelly will be eligible for a further review within two years. The date of the next review will be set by the Ministry of Justice,’ the Parole Board said. 

‘Furthermore, the panel did not recommend to the Secretary of State that Ms Connelly should be transferred to an open prison.’  

Connelly's lover Steven Barker

Barker's brother Jason Owen

Connelly, 35, allowed her 17-month-old son Peter, known as Baby P, to be tortured in 2007 by her lover Steven Barker (left) and his brother Jason Owen (right)

The panel rejected the plan for release proposed by Connelly’s probation officer, concluding it was ‘not robust enough’ to manage her in the community.

The summary said: ‘The panel considered that Ms Connelly was appropriately located in closed conditions where remaining levels of risk should be addressed.

‘The benefits of a move to open conditions at this time were considered to be limited and to be outweighed by the remaining risks that Ms Connelly represents.’

Connelly was also refused release in 2015 and 2017.

Connelly is said to have hoped to spend Christmas with her lover a 37-year-old insurance salesman named Paul from Reading

Connelly is said to have hoped to spend Christmas with her lover a 37-year-old insurance salesman named Paul from Reading

Connelly was given an indefinite sentence after she admitted allowing her then-boyfriend Steven Barker and his brother, Jason Owen, to torture and kill her 17-month-old son Peter, who was publicly known as Baby P.

He died in north London on August 3 2007 at the hands of his mother, her lover Steven Barker and their lodger Jason Owen.

Peter suffered more than 50 injuries, including a broken back and missing fingernails despite being on the at-risk register and receiving 60 visits from social workers, police and health professionals over the final eight months of his life. 

Connelly said in September she believed she was ready to leave prison a ‘changed woman.’

She is said to have hoped to spend Christmas with her lover a 37-year-old insurance salesman named Paul from Reading.  

It was revealed earlier this year Connelly has received £14,000 in legal aid in the fight to see her three teenage daughters, who have reportedly snubbed letters from their mother.

She was banned from seeing her other children after the death of Baby P but has received the money in her bid to be reunited with them.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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