Stepmother gets 15-year jail term

The stepmother convicted of the manslaughter of Lauren Wright
has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Tracey Wright, who was also convicted of wilful neglect,
inflicted many injuries on the six-year-old. She was given
consecutive sentences of 10 years for manslaughter and five years
for wilful neglect.

Lauren’s natural father, Craig Wright, received three-year
sentences for manslaughter and wilful neglect to run concurrently.
He was not accused of causing any harm to Lauren, but of failing to
protect her.

Lord Laming has accepted a request from Norfolk social services
department, which admitted errors were made in the handling of
Lauren’s case, for the underlying causes of human error to be
considered by the Climbie inquiry.

Alison King, leader of Norfolk Council, said: “We must do
everything we can to keep the risk to our children to an absolute
minimum – although as long as wicked people live among us it will
never be possible to guarantee their safety.”

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