Mother Freed in Time for Christmas after Letting Son Starve to Death

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Mother Freed in Time for Christmas after Letting Son Starve to Death
MOTHER is freed in time for Christmas after letting son starve to death in Leeds Credit: Pixabay

MOTHER is freed in time for Christmas after letting son starve to death.

Mum, Dawn Cranston, aged 45 has served only two years in prison after letting her 18-year-old son starve to death. Jordan Burling, aged 18 at the time of his death, did not even weigh six stone when he was starved over a six-month time frame. Neighbours had alleged that Jordan had been left to die.

Police searches of the property uncovered a rucksack that contained the remains of Jordan’s bother, that had been hidden for fourteen years. During Cranston’s trial in 2018, Nicholas Lumley QC, prosecutor, spoke of Jordan’s condition and said, “He was little more than skin and bones, he weighed 37kg, less than six stones. He wore a soiled nappy under some pyjamas.

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“The expert dietitian said they had never seen such malnutrition in 26 years and likened the condition of the body to that found in WWII extermination camps.”

According to The Sun, Cranston will be free for Christmas after serving only two years in prison but that she will be monitored from a bail hostel.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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