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Rebecca Grocott & Joshua Collard, A MUM and dad have been found guilty of causing the death of their five-month-old daughter who suffered multiple broken bones.
Rebecca Grocott, 27, and Joshua Collard, 30, have been convicted after Ava Mae Collard was found by paramedics in cardiac arrest.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the family home on Longhope Drive, in Stone, Staffordshire, on February 27, 2020.
Paramedics discovered the tot in cardiac arrest and alerted police.
Rebecca Grocott is 27 years old and Joshua Collard is 30 years old.
MUM and dad have been found guilty of causing the death of their five-month-old daughter
Ava Mae then sadly died in hospital on March 1, 2020.
A post-mortem found multiple fractures to Ava Mae’s ribs, collarbone and femur as well as severe trauma to the side of her head.
Grocott and Collard have also been found guilty of two counts of child neglect.
During a five week trial, Stafford Crown Court heard that cops started treating Ava Mae’s death as “unexplained” after the parents could not explain what had happened when they were arrested.
Grocott, of Harston Grove, Stone, and Collard, of Gough Close, Stafford, have now been remanded in custody ahead of sentencing on July 27.
Detective Constable Emily Hanlon said “This is a truly tragic case in which five-month-old Ava died as a result of the actions of two people who should have protected her.
“I would like to thank all of those involved in securing justice for Ava Mae.
“Our thoughts continue to remain with everyone affected by Ava Mae’s death of her.”
Det Con Emily Hanlon said it was a “truly tragic case in which five-month-old Ava died as a result of the actions of two people who should have protected her”.
Staffordshire County Council cabinet member for children and young people Mark Sutton said Ava Mae was known to children’s services and its sympathies of her were “with everyone affected” by her death of her.
He added: “As Ava Mae was known to our children’s services, we will now wait for any outcome of any child safeguarding practice review into this case.”
Grocott and Collard were remanded in custody and are due to be sentenced at the same court on 27 July.