'Frustrated' mum attacked baby, court hears

Oxford Crown Court

Oxford Crown Court

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A TEENAGE mother told her boyfriend’s mum she hurt her baby after getting frustrated with it, Oxford Crown Court heard yesterday.

Jade Collison, 19, denies inflicting grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm on her six-month-old daughter in January last year after the baby suffered a broken leg and bruising to her face.

But jurors were told by her boyfriend’s dad, Paul Dening, he had overheard Collison talking to his wife.

The witness said: “She said she hurt her child. My wife said why or how? She said she was frustrated with the child.”

The trial has heard the teenager, of Juniper Close in Banbury, took her child to the Horton General Hospital on January 29 last year, but doctors were suspicious when she changed her account of what happened.

Her stepfather David Johnston, who shared his Upper Heyford home with Collison, told jurors he had been kept awake by the baby for two nights.

He said he shouted at Collison because she was “doing absolutely nothing to comfort her”.

Sarah Collison, the teen’s mother, said: “She always nicely dressed (the baby) and fed her on time and took enough bottles out with her.”

The trial continues.

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