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Drunk dad crushes baby’s skull in Britain

A drunk British father allegedly crushed his eight-week-old baby's skull while babysitting for just 20 minutes.

Twenty seven-year-old Richard Barnes allegedly went to buy more alcohol after inflicting horrific injuries on baby Grace last November at the family home in Castleford, West Yorkshire, a court heard.

The Haribo sweets employee either kicked or stamped on the back of her head, or he may have crushed her skull by pressing it against a hard surface such as a floor, prosecutors said.

There were no concerns about Grace's care during her short life, and the family home Barnes shared with his partner Stephanie Rudd, was 'spotless', they said.

Barnes reportedly had a drinking problem which he hid from Rudd and before attacking Grace he drank at least four miniature bottles of alcohol, the 'Daily Mail' reported the court proceedings.


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