The 20-year-old, of no fixed abode, was trialled for manslaughter and child cruelty relating to the death of Ellie-May.

Ellie May death trial: The story in pictures

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

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.

1. #Sat Nov 17 17:21:34 GMT 2018''[IPTC]Source=''[IPTC]Application\ Record\ Version=2''[IPTC]Copyright\ Notice=0''[IPTC]Object\ Name=House of horror''[IPTC]Caption/Abstract=Ward Street in Lostock Hall, where toddler Ellie-May Minshull Coyle was found dead in a 'monstrous' cage bed.''[IPTC]Headline=House of horror

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

2. #Sat Nov 17 17:21:35 GMT 2018''[IPTC]Source=''[IPTC]Application\ Record\ Version=2''[IPTC]Copyright\ Notice=jpress''[IPTC]Object\ Name=Blue eyes''[IPTC]Caption/Abstract=Ellie May as a beaming baby.''[IPTC]Headline=Blue eyes

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.

3. #Sat Nov 17 17:21:36 GMT 2018''[IPTC]Source=''[IPTC]Application\ Record\ Version=2''[IPTC]Copyright\ Notice=jpress''[IPTC]Object\ Name=A little girl who brought joy''[IPTC]Caption/Abstract=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.''[IPTC]Headline=A little girl who brought joy

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.
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Reece  Hitchcott is now starting a 10 year sentence after he was convicted of causing or allowing the death of Ellie May.

4. #Sat Nov 17 17:21:37 GMT 2018''[IPTC]Source=''[IPTC]Application\ Record\ Version=2''[IPTC]Copyright\ Notice=jpress''[IPTC]Object\ Name=Convicted''[IPTC]Caption/Abstract=Reece Hitchcott is now starting a 10 year sentence after he was convicted of causing or allowing the death of Ellie May.''[IPTC]Headline=Convicted

Reece Hitchcott is now starting a 10 year sentence after he was convicted of causing or allowing the death of Ellie May.
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