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Horror injuries Couple jailed after three-month-old baby treated for broken ribs and bruises

The incident which resulted in injuries happened in the Dunmurry area

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A man and a woman have been convicted in relation to the assault of a three-month-old child.

The child suffered fractured ribs and bruising to the face in the horrific incident.

A 33-year-old man and a 27 year old woman were yesterday found guilty of causing or allowing serious injury to the child in 2017.

The injuries to the child happened in the Dunmurry area on the outskirts of Belfast.

The man was sentenced to 21 months in prison, with half to be served on licence, whilst the woman was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment, with half also to be served on licence.

Detective Sergeant Nigel Sterritt said: “PSNI are committed to tackling all forms of child abuse to ensure we can protect children and bring offenders before the courts.

“The child in this case was just three months old when it suffered these injuries and we welcome the sentencing handed out by the judge in this matter. This shows that the PSNI are determined to bring offenders in crimes of this nature before the courts.”

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