Nigel Newton – Withernsea

‘You f***ing b******, you killed a baby”: Man who shook child until he suffered brain damage attacked in prison days after conviction. 

Nigel Newton, 23, had to be taken to hospital after being repeatedly hit and called a ‘baby killer’ by fellow inmates in the prison yard, it is claimed. 

Nigel Newton shook a baby so severely he suffered life-long brain damage. 

Nigel Newton shook a baby so severely he suffered life-long brain damage. 

A “truly wicked” man who shook a baby so severely he suffered life-long brain damage has been attacked in prison by fellow inmates.

Nigel Newton, 23, had to be taken to hospital after being repeatedly hit and called a ‘baby killer’ during the attack at HMP Hull, it is claimed.

The incident occurred just days after he had been convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to the baby following a 10-day trial.

A woman close to the family, who did not want to be named, said three people attacked Newton in the prison yard on Sunday night.

“Nigel said afterwards he had gone out in the yard because some sort of fire had broken out inside the prison,” she told the Hull Daily Mail.

“That’s when a bloke came up to him saying ‘you f***ing b******, you killed a baby’, and hit him straight in the face.

Newton was repeatedly hit and called a “baby killer” by other prisoners during the attack at HMP Hull, it is claimed. 

“Then two other guys joined in and started hitting him. He is not a baby killer.”

Newton, originally from Withernsea, was transferred to Hull Royal Infirmary after the attack, before returning to the prison several hours later.

It is believed he was given an X-ray on his skull to check for cheekbone fractures, has a swollen eye and a bleed inside the mouth.

A man who also wished not to be named said: “He’s been given a pasting and was laid out at Hull Royal. It was a few guys who did it to him.”

Newton was found guilty on July 4 of “vigorously shaking” the infant, who was less than a year old, following the trial at Hull Crown Court.

The baby was found at a property in Withernsea in a “reduced state of consciousness, having a seizure, pale, with breaking difficulties”.

He was found with bleeding inside his skull and burst blood vessels in his eyes, with consultants saying it would not be known for years whether he suffered long-term eye damage.

The child, who is now in the care of his father and wider family, was described as a “joyful little boy” by his grandmother when the judge inquired about his welfare at an earlier hearing.

The court previously heard how he will live with the consequences of Newton’s attack for the rest of his life.

Following the attack on Newton over the weekend, the female source close to the family claimed it could have been prevented had prison guards been present in the yard.

“We asked Nigel why the guards didn’t help and he said there weren’t any around,” she said.

“They were all inside the prison dealing with the fire and the prisoners had all been left outside.

“The family are disgusted he has been allowed to be attacked.”

Newton is currently awaiting sentencing.

While on bail for attacking the baby earlier this year, he had committed two other serious assaults and an affray while out in Withernsea, which he admitted.

A further allegation of violence against him has yet to be resolved.

He is due to appear at Hull Crown Court again on Friday.

A Prison Service spokeswoman told Mirror Online: “We do not tolerate violence in our prisons and will always work closely with the police to push for the strongest possible punishment.

“This incident has been reported to the police and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/you-fing-b-you-killed-10787969?ICID=FB_mirror_main
CONVICTION… 

‘Truly wicked’ Nigel Newton convicted of causing brain damage to baby by shaking him

Hull Crown Court heard Newton caused the baby to suffer bleeding inside his skull. 

A “truly wicked” man faces a substantial prison sentence after causing brain damage to a baby by “vigorously” shaking him.

Nigel Newton, 23, denied any wrongdoing but was convicted by a jury on Tuesday of causing grievous bodily harm with intent after a ten-day trial at Hull Crown Court.

The were cries of “Yes!” from the public gallery, while Newton stood shaking his head when the foreman of the jury delivered the verdict after just under three hours of deliberation.

The court was then told that while he was on bail for assaulting the baby, Newton had committed two other serious assaults and an affray while out in Withernsea, which he admitted. A further allegation of violence against him has yet to be resolved.

Judge Jeremy Richardson QC, Recorder of Hull and East Riding, told him: “Nigel Newton, the jury have convicted you of a very serious crime.

“It almost defies the understanding of any civilised person as to how a man can inflict such grievous injuries upon an infant by vigorously shaking that child such that brain damage ensued and there was bleeding about the brain.

“It is a very serious case of its kind, in my judgement, calling for a condign sentence. I have not, of course, made my mind up as to the appropriate sentence; indeed there are many other matters that need consideration before I decide what is to be done in this case, but make no mistake, in the fullness of time for this crime you will be sentenced to a substantial period of imprisonment.

“Your conduct was truly wicked. Take him down.”

Newton, of Withernsea, showed no remorse, was heard muttering to the public gallery as he left court, and loud banging could be heard from the cells after he was led below.

He is due to appear before the same judge on Wednesday.

The infant, who was less than a year old and cannot be identified for legal reasons, was found at a property in Withernsea in a “reduced state of consciousness, having a seizure, pale, with breathing difficulties”.

A witness described seeing him “shaking all over, arched backwards, eyes rolled back”.

He was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary, where he was found to have bleeding inside his skull and burst blood vessels in his eyes.

After undergoing a series of tests and scans he was placed in high dependency care and monitored with regular reviews. The boy was discharged from hospital ten days later.

A paediatric consultant said in evidence it would not be known for years if the baby had suffered any long-term eye damage, but the signs were positive.

Prosecutors said Mr Newton has a “short fuse” and a “propensity” for violence.

The baby’s mother, who appeared as a prosecution witness, has admitted a charge of failing to take reasonable steps to protect him from serious physical harm.

http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/truly-wicked-nigel-newton-convicted-165300

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