Andrew Smith Wiki – Andrew Smith Biography
Andrew Smith is the grandad of Star Hobson, who killed himself on the birthday of her mum, who was responsible for the toddler’s death.
Before taking his life, Smith sent a card to his daughter Frankie Smith’s prison cell, which read: ‘You look after yourself and I’ll look after the baby.’
He was 50 years old.
Star Hobson Grandad Suicide
THE heartbroken dad of murdered Star Hobson’s cruel mum killed himself on her birthday after sending a card to her prison cell which read: “You look after yourself and I’ll look after the baby.”
In June, Andrew Smith, 50, took a pills overdose as he struggled to come to terms with what his daughter, Frankie, had done.
His dad, Frank, 68, was among five people who contacted social services with concerns over the treatment of little Star.
Frank told The Sun: “He had a handprint on his window from the baby and never washed it off. He couldn’t handle it, and so he did it on Frankie’s birthday.
“He sent her a card in prison and wrote, ‘You look after yourself, and I’ll look after the baby’. It’s been devastating.
“When they found him, Star’s coat was at the side of him. My son did what he did and had 50 years of life, that baby had only a few months.”
Frank, of Bradford, said Smith had vowed to take her own life in a prison letter she sent to dad Andrew before he committed suicide.
He added: “It’s hard to believe, and I can’t take it in. It’s broken me. You put your trust in the authorities to do something, and they let you down. I can see why people take the law into their own hands.
A woman whose husband was found strangled to death has been charged with murder.
Andrew Smith’s body was found at his home in Beauvale Gardens in Gunthorpe, Peterborough, at around 15:00 GMT on Monday, Cambridgeshire Police said.
His wife, Lorraine Smith, was arrested and charged with his murder.
A post-mortem examination carried out at Peterborough City Hospital on Tuesday found Mr Smith died due to strangulation.
Mrs Smith, also of Beauvale Gardens, has been remanded in custody to appear before Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.