Worthing man jailed for GBH and child cruelty against baby

A MAN has been jailed for five and a half years after being found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm and child cruelty against a three-month-old boy in Worthing.

Lee Tandy, 35, a financial services employee, of Mardale Road, Worthing, was charged with two offences of GBH and child cruelty against the baby in April and May, 2011.

He was sentenced at Chichester Crown Court following a four-day trial in April where the jury found him guilty of all three charges.

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The court heard the baby was admitted to hospital with bleeding on the brain, bruised legs and a fractured rib on May 29, 2011.

The baby had also been admitted to hospital twice before. These injuries were found to be non-accidental.

The baby survived but spent time recovering in hospital.

After the case, Detective Constable Keith Fifield said: “This was a good result after what has been a long and complex investigation. Tandy inflicted grievous injuries on the baby, who was just a few months old at the time.”