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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-04-11

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Craig Smith sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of a 2 year old boy in Wirral

CRAIG Smith, 28, has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 17 years for the murder of Teddy Tilston and the assault of his twin sister Cassidy. A 2 year old boy, Teddy Tilston was found lifeless in the family home in Woodville Road, Birkenhead, on 1 March 2017. He was taken to Arrowe Park Hospital by Paramedics, but was pronounced dead a short time later. At the time of his death his twin sister Cassidy was also being treated in Hospital for a head injury consistent with an assault. Craig Smith was found guilty of the murder of Teddy and the assault of Cassidy at Liverpool Crown Court.  The children's mother, Ashleigh Willett, 25, who was charged with 2 counts of child neglect towards Teddy and Cassidy, was also found guilty. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Denn, said:- "The death of 2 year old Teddy Tilston was a senseless tragedy. Craig Smith, as the partner of Teddy's mum, was the man given the responsibility of looking after Teddy and his twin sister Cassidy which makes this whole situation even more shocking. Craig Smith was not previously known to Police for incidents of violence, but Teddy and Cassidy never stood a chance against his acts of aggression resulting in the tragic death of Teddy. The past 7 months have been incredibly distressing for those who were close to the children, for the Officers who carried out the investigation and the Emergency Services and Hospital staff. What has made this whole situation worse is that Smith continued to plead his innocence throughout, forcing all those involved to give evidence at a lengthy trial. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the professionalism and dignity of the Police Officers, Emergency Services and staff at Arrowe Park Hospital who dealt with this case."


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