South West Wales

Swansea woman who broke baby daughter's legs sentenced

A Swansea woman who broke her six-week-old daughter's legs has been given a three-year supervision order.

The city's crown court heard that the woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, admitted assaulting the baby three times late last year.

Her barrister said his client was suffering from post natal depression.

The court previously heard how she twisted her daughter's legs until her knees broke, and the baby suffered multiple fractures.

The woman admitted assaulting the baby three times within the first six weeks of her life.

Dean Pulling, prosecuting, said when police went to her house they struggled to get the baby away from the woman, who was drunk.

John Hipkin, defending, said she suffered from post natal depression and would not have harmed the child if she had been well.

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