Friday, 11 November 2016

A court hears how baby Robyn Andrews-English drowned after being left unsupervised in an adult bath.

Jasmine Gregory has never given a full account of what happened
Image Caption:Jasmine Gregory has never given a full account of what happened
A mother whose baby daughter drowned after she was left alone in a bath has been jailed for three years for her manslaughter.
Jasmine Gregory, 24, forgot she had left Robyn Andrews-English unattended, after drinking alcohol at their village home.
The 14-month-old baby died at the home in Kents Row, Grove, near Wantage, Oxfordshire, at about 2pm on 7 August, 2014.
After being taken to a nearby GP surgery, lifeless Robyn was rushed by ambulance to hospital but was declared dead later that afternoon.
Gregory was convicted of her daughter's manslaughter and jailed following a six-day trial at Oxford Crown Court.
Afterwards, detectives said Gregory, of Ulfgar Road, Oxford, had never given a full account of what happened.
Detective Constable Andy Matheson, of Thames Valley Police, said: "This has been a tragic case from the start.
"A young mother has lost her young baby and the extended family have lost the future they would have had with the child."
Prosecutor Kirsty Allman said a "just outcome" had been achieved by the jailing of Gregory.
Ms Allman said: "This was not merely a terrible accident. Gregory was clearly negligent in leaving Robyn unattended in the bath.
"Gregory initially admitted to witnesses at the scene to leaving her baby in the bath and being responsible for her death, but later replied 'no comment' to police interviews and denied manslaughter, but was found guilty despite her denials."