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Jacob Lennon 

Jake Drummond, 33, who used cocaine and smoked up to 15 cannabis spliffs a day, fatally shook and hit little Jacob Lennon on August 27 2019.

In the three weeks before the murder, Jacob suffered injuries to his face, body and genitals while the boy's mother Louise Lennon, 32, failed to stop it. 

Mother jailed for 10 years for allowing the death to happen - while her drug addict boyfriend was jailed for 32 years for the infant's murder. 

Jacob Crouch

10-month-old Jacob was murdered by his stepfather, Craig Crouch, while his mother, Gemma Barton, did nothing to help. 

 Jacob's tiny lifeless body was discovered on the morning of December 30, 2020, at the couple's then-home near Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

It was later discovered he had suffered 39 rib fractures from a violent assault by his controlling tormentor.

Ava Mae Collard  

Ava Mae Collard was severely underweight and found to have injuries including 28 rib fractures, a cauliflower ear and bruises after she died on March 1, 2020

 Her parents Joshua Collard, 30, and Rebecca Grocott, 27, had said they did not know how she suffered the injuries and later denied harming her. But they were found guilty after a

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