Baby attacker may never ne known
POLICE today admitted they have no new leads in their probe into horrific injuries inflicted on a four-month-old baby.Tyrese O'Leary, now nearly two years old, was found to have suffered multiple fractures to his ribs, a fractured skull, a fractured forearm, fractured legs and a shin injury.
POLICE today admitted they have no new leads in their probe into horrific injuries inflicted on a four-month-old baby.
Tyrese O'Leary, now nearly two years old, was found to have suffered multiple fractures to his ribs, a fractured skull, a fractured forearm, fractured legs and a shin injury.
His injuries came to light at the time of his twin brother Byron's death, on January 21, 2004, at their home, in Hill Rise, Stowmarket. He was found to have suffered a fractured skull, other head injuries and two fractured ribs.
Although their father, James Tuffs, was convicted of the manslaughter of Byron at Norwich Crown court on Wednesday, he was cleared of cruelty towards Tyrese.
And police today said they are no nearer to finding who did cause the injuries, which were found to be inflicted deliberately.
Detective superintendent Paul Marshall, of Suffolk police, said: "At this stage there are no new lines of inquiry to investigate.
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"Should any new information come to light in relation to this matter it will be investigated accordingly."
Jurors were told Tuffs had fallen asleep with Byron on his chest on the sofa. He said he woke to find him by his side and "grey and floppy".
Meanwhile, the boys' mother, Zoe O'Leary, has spoken for the first time about the loss of one of her twin sons.
She said: "These proceedings have been a difficult and traumatic time for us all. Not only because we have lost a member of the family who will be missed by us all, but also due to the actual trial itself. This has placed a great deal of strain upon us all, who have had to go through the last 18 months waiting for an outcome.
"We would like to thank Suffolk Constabulary for the excellent way in which they have investigated and dealt with this matter.
"We would also like to thank everyone who has played a part in making sure justice has prevailed in this case."