The Northants Police officer who led the investigation into the Kettering couple who inflicted serious injuries on their daughter says they displayed sickening behaviour.
Rocky Uzzell, 29, and Katherine Prigmore, 24, both of Sheila Place, Kettering, have been jailed today for causing or allowing a child to suffer serious physical harm.
DC Spencer Bailey said: “This has been a highly challenging, complex and protracted investigation which began almost three years ago.
“At the centre of it is a baby girl who, through the actions of these two defendants, suffered catastrophic injuries that will require a level of medical support for the rest of her life.
“Uzzell and Prigmore inflicted horrific injuries on this vulnerable baby girl who was just a few weeks old at the time.
“Medical experts have indicated these appalling injuries were caused at different times and involved a level of force that went well beyond the normal handling of a tiny infant.
“Furthermore, searches of the defendants’ home found that Uzzell was in possession of indecent images, including some at Category A, the most serious level of offending involving abusive images of children.
“We are pleased with the sentences handed down by the judge today. These two defendants displayed quite sickening behaviour and will now have plenty of time in prison to reflect upon the appalling treatment they handed down to this baby.
“While we should all be appalled by what this little girl suffered at the hands of these two defendants, we should be at least reassured that the victim is now safe and living outside Northamptonshire.”