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Peter “Baby P” Connelly

  • Birth 1 Mar 2006 London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Death 3 Aug 2007 London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered in St. Pancras and Islington Cemetery, East Finchley.
  • Memorial ID 31509979

"Peter Connelly" (also known as "Baby P" or "Child A") was a 17-month old boy who died after suffering over 50 injuries at the hands of his mother Tracey Connelly, her boyfriend Steven Barker, and their lodger, Jason Barker (alias Owen and brother of Steven Barker) of Kent , the former two of whom are currently protected by a court order from having their names released to the press in Britain even though previous articles published onto the Internet by British press still exist publicising the information of the case. The mother and boyfriend, both from Tottenham, north London, were individually charged with murder and with allowing and causing the death of a child. The third man, who is the brother of Steven Barker was lodging at the residence at the time, was also charged with allowing and causing the death of a child.

Peter Connelly was first admitted to hospital, aged 9 months, in mid-December 2006, with a head injury and bruising. Medical Staff considered the injury "non accidental", and he was kept in for 4 days. On 22 December 2006, Peter Connelly and one of his siblings became subject to a child protection plan.

In March 2007, the eldest child was seen to be slapped by her mother. In April 2007, Peter Connelly was presented to hospital with a serious swelling to the head, as well as bruises and scratches to his face and neck. It was also noted that he had head lice. He was admitted to hospital for 2 days.

In June 2007, a social worker observed marks on Peter Connelly and informed the police. A medical examination concluded that the bruising was due to abuse. On 4 June, the baby was placed with a friend for safeguarding. Over a month later, on 25 July, Haringey's Children & Young People's Service obtained legal advice which indicated that the "threshold for initiating Care Proceedings...was not met"

The following month, on 1 August, 2007, Peter Connelly was seen by a paediatrican for a development assessment, which showed him to be unwell with a viral infection and partly healing scalp infection; a follow up assessment was arranged.

At 11:35 a.m. on 3 August 2007, an ambulance was called to the house where the crew discovered Peter Connelly in a critical condition. Peter Connelly was rushed to North Middlesex Hospital in Edmonton but died shortly after midday.


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Baby P
1st March 2006
3rd August 2007
Safe at last


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  • Added: 18 Nov 2008
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter “Baby P” Connelly (1 Mar 2006–3 Aug 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31509979, ; Maintained by K (contributor 47071993) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered in St. Pancras and Islington Cemetery, East Finchley..