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    Brandon death 'not predictable'


    A trial heard that Brandon had sustained more than 40 injuries
    The violent attack which caused the death of Dundee toddler Brandon Muir could not have been predicted, an independent review has concluded.

    Brandon died after being assaulted by his mother's boyfriend in March 2008.
    Social workers had been involved in the 23-month-old's life, and an urgent case conference had been scheduled to take place two days after his death.

    However, the review ruled there had not been enough time for the authorities to prevent Robert Cunningham's attack.

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    Cunningham was originally charged with Brandon's murder but was found guilty of the lesser charge of culpable homicide.
    He was jailed for 10 years, but is appealing against the length of his sentence.

    Robert Cunningham is serving a 10-year sentence for killing Brandon
    Brandon's mother, Heather Boyd, was also charged with culpable homicide by failing to get her son medical help, but she was cleared in court.
    Reviews of the case were carried out by former Fife Chief Constable Peter Wilson and social work consultant Jimmy Hawthorn.
    Their findings have been released in a joint report, which states: "Brandon's death, which was caused by Cunningham, could not have been predicted by the Dundee authorities."

    The report said that Brandon, Boyd and Cunningham began living together in Balunie Crescent on 26 February last year, less than a month before the boy's death.
    Brandon's grandparents immediately raised concerns with social workers about Ms Boyd's parenting skills and her relationship with Cunningham, who they had seen have violent arguments with his previous partner.

    Heather Boyd was found not guilty of killing her son

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    Child protection staff, who had a previous involvement with the family, began to gather information and scheduled the case conference for 18 March.
    On 15 March, Brandon became unwell after being left in the care of Cunningham.
    His mother noticed that he looked pale and tired, but as her son lay dying Ms Boyd went out to work as a prostitute so she could buy heroin.

    She and Cunningham then smoked the drugs.

    Ms Boyd later noticed that Brandon has stopped breathing and called emergency services.

    He was pronounced dead at Ninewells Hospital on 16 March.
    It later emerged in court that he had been hit so hard that his intestines burst. He also had about 40 other injuries, including evidence of cracked ribs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    ...Social workers had been involved in the 23-month-old's life...
    That's almost the same age as my boys.

    I honestly can't fathom this sort of thing. It's about the 4th article of it's kind involving young children that I've seen over the last few days.

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    Scotland is one of the most dangerous places for children under the age of 3 years old. Can you guess who I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Scotland is one of the most dangerous places for children under the age of 3 years old. Can you guess who I am
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