Court of Appeal could increase Star Hobson’s Mother’s Jail sentence

Suella Braverman has referred Frankie Smith’s eight-year prison sentence to the Court of Appeal after deeming it “unduly lenient” following public backlash.

Frankie Smith was jailed for eight years after being convicted of causing or allowing the death of a child.But her sentence could be increased.

Attorney General Ms Braverman said: “This is a tragic and extremely upsetting case and my thoughts are with all those who loved Star Hobson.

“This vulnerable and innocent child was subjected to continued physical abuse, and her mother, Frankie Smith, allowed it to happen.

“This case will have caused upset to anyone who read about it, but my job is to decide if a sentence appears to be too low based solely on the facts of the case.

“I have carefully considered the details of this case, and I concluded that I can refer Frankie Smith’s sentence to the Court of Appeal as I believe it is unduly lenient.

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