Ellie May death trial: Readers' reaction

Shocking images of the monsterous 'cage bed' where little Ellie May spent her final hours were released.

Saturday, 17th November 2018, 1:28 pm
Updated Saturday, 17th November 2018, 2:34 pm
Laura Coyle and Reece Hitchcott were both sentenced to 10 years in prison

The images were released by police as the toddler's mum Lauren Coyle and her boyfriend Reece Hitchcott were jailed for 10 years each for causing her death by neglect.

Ellie May's mother Lauren Coyle, 19, her boyfriend Reece Hitchcott, 20, were found guilty after a trial last month of causing or allowing the death of a child and child neglect

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Reece Hitchcott arrives at Liverpool Crown Court to be sentenced

A duvet was then placed over her, meaning she could not properly regulate her body temperature.

At some point during the night of March 22 to 23, she stopped breathing and her heart stopped.

She was taken by ambulance from her home in Lostock Hall, near Preston, but died at hospital.

She should be sterilised so she cannot ever have the chance to have any more children. Kathryn Savage

She doesn't deserve to have children anymore. RIP poor little angel Andreea Andronic

Only 10 years? Susan Hall

I can’t understand why any mum would allow anyone to hurt her child. She is sick and l hope they throw the key away. Tina Livesey

Life for a life. Sue Brown

No words! Judith Taylor

Both be released before they’re 30 and will then be free to crack on... absolutely disgusting sentence. Garry Mercer

Heartbreaking. That poor baby had her whole life ahead of her and these 2 scumbags took it away and only get 10 years?! And are only done for neglect? Should be murder! What a joke! Sammy Ryan