Ellie May death trial: The story in pictures

The death of toddler Ellie May Minshull Coyle has shocked the community.

Saturday, 17th November 2018, 4:21 pm
Updated Saturday, 17th November 2018, 5:59 pm
The 20-year-old, of no fixed abode, was trialled for manslaughter and child cruelty relating to the death of Ellie-May.

The 19-month-old died after being tied to her cot. Ellie May's mum Laura Coyle and boyfriend Reece Hitchcott were each jailed for 10 years on Friday.

Ward Street in Lostock Hall, where toddler Ellie-May Minshull Coyle was found dead in a 'monstrous' cage bed.
Ellie May as a beaming baby.

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The trial judge described Ellie May as a little girl who brought joy into the lives of those around her. "We will never know what she would have become," he added.
Reece Hitchcott is now starting a 10 year sentence after he was convicted of causing or allowing the death of Ellie May.
Hitchcott heads into court for sentencing, smoking a cigarette before he enters the building. The 20-year-old had earlier been released on bail to await his sentence.
John Minshull, the father of Ellie-May Minshull Coyle, and his mother Sharon Porter outside Liverpool Crown Court after Lauren Coyle and Reece Hitchcott were jailed for 10 years each for allowing the death of 19-month-old Ellie-May who was tied face-down to a "cage bed".
The judge described the actions of Laura Coyle and Reece Hitchcott as 'cruel in the extreme'.
The 'cage bed' where Ellie May spent her final hours tied to the cot before she stopped breathing.
John Minshull, the father of Ellie-May Minshull Coyle, outside Liverpool Crown Court, with his partner, wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with his daughter's name.
Nineteen-year-old Laura Coyle has been jailed for 10 years for causing or allowing the death of her daughter.