Thursday, June 04, 2009

Underclass News - Hebden Bridge

Who says they're not integrating in the West Riding ? Mr Patel seems to understand the native culture pretty well. Hebden Bridge has changed in the 30-odd years since it was the heartland of Northern hippiedom.

A judge has jailed the Hebden Bridge parents of a six-week-old baby who suffered "inexplicable, deplorable and indefensible" cruelty while on social services' at-risk register. Rizwan Patel and Alliah Bradshaw pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Bradford Crown Court to failing to get medical attention when their daughter suffered fractured legs and later contracted meningitis, leaving her with "catastrophic" health problems.

Patel, 27, also pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm after admitting shaking the baby so hard "in a fit of temper" he broke nine of her ribs and her collar bone. Patel was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail, while drug addict Bradshaw, 29, was jailed for three years.

The court heard the baby, known only as Baby H for legal reasons, was placed on the Child Protection Register after Bradshaw, a drug addict, had two children in her care taken from her for neglect and ill-treatment.

Bradshaw. A fine Northern name. From 'memsahib' to 'white meat' in three generations. Pretty impressive.