Humberside

Hull baby murderer Oliver Longcake jailed for life

Alisia Salter
Image caption Alisia Salter had been in Longcake's care when he attacked her in March

A man has been jailed after he admitted murdering his partner's baby by stamping on her.

Oliver Longcake, 21, admitted killing Alisia Salter at her home in Davidstow Close, Bransholme, Hull, in March.

Longcake was given a life sentence and told he would serve at least 13 years in prison after pleading guilty at Hull Crown Court on Wednesday.

The court heard Longcake had been taking care of Alisia when the attack took place.

Police were alerted by doctors at Hull Royal Infirmary where Alisia was pronounced dead on 22 March after being attacked earlier in the day.

A post-mortem examination showed she had died of internal injuries.

Det Supt Dena Fleming, the senior investigating officer at Humberside Police, said: "This was an extremely senseless and cowardly attack on a one-year-old baby who had no way of defending herself.

"Longcake was living with Alisia's mother, he is an adult and his role was that of a parent.

"Instead of protecting Alisia he subjected her to the most horrendous harm."

The child's father, Gary Miller, said in a statement: "I would like to thank Humberside Police for their hard work in getting justice for our daughter, Alisia.

"She was a much-loved, adorable little girl, and we're both devastated by her loss."

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