Man jailed following death of Baby P is returned to prison

Jason Owen, the lodger who was one of three people convicted for causing or allowing the "horrific" death of Peter Connelly in 2007, has been recalled to prison less than two years after his release on parole.

Jason Owen in 2009 (Picture credit: Rex Features)

One of the men jailed following the death of Baby P has been returned to prison for breaching the conditions of his bail.

Jason Owen, from the London borough of Bromley, was jailed at the Old Bailey in 2009 for causing or allowing the death of 17-month-old Peter Connelly in what the judge described as “horrific circumstances”.

Owen had been lodging with his brother, Steven Barker, and Peter’s mother, Tracey Connelly, at the time of the child’s death in 2007. All three were jailed.

Owen was originally given an indeterminate sentence with a minimum term of three years, but he challenged his sentence at the Court of Appeal and, in October 2009, was ordered to serve a fixed six-year jail term instead.

He was released on parole in August 2011.

The Ministry of Justice has not released any further details regarding Owen’s recall to prison.

A spokesperson said: “Offenders released on licence are subject to a strict set of conditions and controls.

“If they fail to comply with their licence conditions, they are liable to be returned to custody.”

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