Mum’s boyfriend ‘killed baby by beating her so hard she had car crash injuries’

A man beat his girlfriend’s one-year-old baby so hard that he inflicted car crash injuries, a court has heard.

Orianna Crilly-Cifrova suffered multiple skull fractures following a “violent attack”, allegedly carried out by Jamie Chadwick.

The one-year-old tot died from her injuries that were similar to being swung against a wall, stamped on or hit with an object, a jury at Manchester Crown Court heard.

22-year-old Jamie Chadwick is accused of hitting her, The Sun reports.

Orianna was rushed to Royal Bolton Hospital in October 2019 before being transferred to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital where she died a day later.

Jurors heard the tragic tot's injuries were so severe they were "akin to being in a road traffic accident".

A post-mortem revealed that the tot had fractured ribs and spine injuries inflicted two days before her tragic death.

The court was told that Chadwick was being investigated after another woman’s baby was injured in July 2018.

Jurors were also told that Orianna’s mum, Chelsea Crilly, had been warned about the potential risks of her boyfriend.

Both Chadwick and Crilly, who was dressed in a black jacket with a white top and black trousers, appeared at Manchester Crown Court on October 7.

Chadwick has been charged with murder whilst Crilly is charged with causing or allowing the death of a child.

Both pleaded not guilty at a previous hearing.

Peter Wright QC, prosecuting, said: "The attack on her was particularly violent.

"This was a sustained and violent fatal attack on a quite helpless child."

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The court heard that Crilly and Chadwick started a relationship in early 2019, and lied to social services and police claiming he had no contact with her baby.

Chadwick allegedly hid under a bed when social workers visited the couple's flat in Radcliffe, Manchester, the court was told.

Mr Wright added: "It was symptomatic of a young and impressionable woman who was prepared to risk the wellbeing of her child in favour of a continuing relationship with the man Jamie Chadwick."

It is alleged that on October 15 last year Crilly went shopping and left little Orianna in the care of Chadwick.

When the mum returned the baby was said to be crying and Chadwick “angry and aggressive”, jurors were told.

The next day Crilly left the pair again and when she returned he claimed he was in the toilet with Orianna fell down three stairs.

He insisted she was "fine" but when Aysha checked on her she found the child floppy and white.

Chadwick again hid in the bedroom when paramedics arrived, the court heard.

The trial continues.

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