Brighton couple who broke 28 bones in baby's body jailed for 8 years

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A couple have been jailed for eight years for inflicting 28 bone fractures on a four-month-old baby.

Adam Jendrzeczak, 32, and his partner Aleksandra Kopinska, 22 broke the knees, ankles, ribs, and arm of the baby boy at a flat in Brighton.

Pair - Abuse - Child - Injuries - Doctors

The pair compounded the abuse by attempting to hide the child's injuries from doctors, leaving him 'immense' pain.

And they lied to doctors at the Royal Sussex County Hospital about the baby boy's suffering and the causes of his horrific injuries.

Hove - Crown - Court - Today - Judge

At Hove Crown Court today Judge Christine Henson jailed the pair, castigating them for having shown 'wicked cruelty towards a tiny baby', The Argus reported.

Jendrzeczak has a previous conviction in 2011 for domestic violence, believed to be against his own mother.

Relationship - Kopinska - Levels - Anger

And his relationship with Kopinska was described as 'controlling' and having 'high levels of anger'.

The abuse came to light in February 2017 when the boy was taken to hospital with a broken arm.

Ryan - Richter - Prosecuting - 'It - Injuries

Ryan Richter, prosecuting, explained: 'It was then revealed he had further and extensive injuries, including 20 fractures to his ribs, fractures to both of his knees and both of his ankles.

'Expert evidence showed the injuries were caused by significant force.'

Jendrzeczak - Barrister - Arrival - Lawyer - Poland

Initially Jendrzeczak dismissed his barrister, insisting sentencing should await the arrival of his lawyer from Poland.

But when the judge refused, the thug pleaded to be represented by court-appointed Brian Shaw - only for Mr Shaw to explain Jendrzeczak had refused to talk to him before the hearing, so he could not act on his behalf.

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