Couple deny causing injuries, including eight fractures to limbs, and risking disability
A Maidstone couple whose baby was left with life-changing injuries have both denied deliberately harming him.
The child was just 41 days old when he was found to have suffered eight fractures to limbs, Maidstone Crown Court heard.
He developed life-threatening septicaemia, leaving him with a high risk of disability.
The court heard parents Jody Simpson, 24, and Tony Smith, 46, delayed taking the child to their doctor from their flat in Square Hill Road after he became ill.
“The ongoing effects of his injuries will be considerable and lifelong,” said prosecutor Heather Stangoe.
The couple later told police they were delayed because they were waiting for a plumber to mend a broken boiler.
Simpson phoned their GP in November 2014 reporting her child had cold-like symptoms and advice included to bring him into the surgery when he was due for his six-week check-up. Turn to page 11
Tony Smith and Jody Simpson