Baby P: Mother Tracey Connelly could be kept behind bars as Dominic Raab demands review

BABY P's twisted mum could be kept locked up after Dominic Raab demanded that her release be reviewed.

Tracey Connelly, 40, was set to be freed within weeks after winning her fourth bid for parole.

But the Justice Secretary said her evil crimes were so "harrowing" the Parole Board should look again at their decision.

He told the Commons: "I should inform the House that having carefully read the decision, I have decided to apply to the Parole Board to seek their reconsideration."

Connelly was recalled to jail in 2015 for selling nude pictures of herself online. 

But officials had ruled that she's finally fit for freedom after weighing up the level of risk she poses to the public.

It means she was set to be walking the streets later this spring, and will be able to enjoy summer from her own home.

She had previously lost bids for release in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

The monster was given a minimum of five years in 2009 for causing or allowing the death of 17-month-old Peter. 

She was released in 2013 and put on lifelong licence – meaning she could be recalled to prison at any point for any breach. 

But in February 2015 we revealed how she had tried to cash in on her appalling crimes by flogging nude snaps to perverts online, and was recalled.

She went before the Parole Board back in October 2021, and was told she wouldn't be free in time for Christmas after the decision was delayed.

A source said the case is so "emotive" that more information was requested on her psychological assessments before a decision was reached.

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If Connelly had lost her bid, she would have faced another two years inside. 

She will reportedly undergo 24-hour GPS tracking and provide details of any men she beds.

She will also promise to stay away from drugs and booze, as well as face frequent lie detector tests to prove she isn’t re-offending.

The death of Peter in August 2007 shocked Britain – and led a storm of protest from the public at how the little one had slipped through the net.

By the time of his death, the toddler had suffered at least 50 horrific injuries.

He was on Haringey Council's at risk register.

However, despite 60 visits from medics, police and social workers, the system failed him.

His lifeless body was found in a blood-spattered cot in a grim house in Tottenham, North London, where Connelly lived with her sadistic partner, Steven Barker, now 45.

The pair also lived with Barker’s brother, Jason Owen, who had changed his name years earlier.


Owen was ultimately jailed for six years for his part in Peter's death, while Barker got a minimum of 12 years.

He remains in prison after his parole bid was turned down last March.

Owen, 49, is back in the community again.

All three were sentenced in May 2009.

As well as being convicted for his role in Peter's death, Barker’s sickening interest in children was exposed when he was convicted for raping a girl aged two.

Horror injuries suffered by defenceless tot

Peter Connelly – known as Baby P – suffered horrific abuse before his death.

Born to mum Tracey Connelly in March 2006, his short life was filled with horror and pain at the hand of evil Steven Barker.

Barker began a relationship with Connelly just two months after she gave birth to her son.

Peter died in Tottenham on August 3 2007 after a vicious attack.

But he'd previously been admitted to hospital with injuries on several occasions.

His mum was twice arrested before his death.

A day after Connelly learned she wouldn't face prosecution, Peter, then just 17-month-old, was found dead in a blood-stained cot.

Over the course of eight months, he'd suffered more than 50 injuries, including fractured ribs and a broken back.

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