Chantelle Welsh Wiki – Chantelle Welsh Biography
Chantelle Welsh is a young mum of St Domingo Vale, Anfield, who watched her violent boyfriend seriously injure her baby son was jailed.
Chantelle Welsh kept quiet about the appalling incident for several hours before taking the little boy to hospital but repeatedly lied about how he had been injured – which led to her brothers falling under suspicion and being detained in custody.
The little boy suffered a horrifying catalog of injuries
She is 23 years old.
Liverpool Crown Court heard that the 11-month-old had “a large boggy swelling” to his head which he needed emergency surgery to reduce.
He was discharged from Alder Hey Hospital after ten days and has fortunately physically recovered, but there are concerns he may suffer psychologically in the long term.
23-year-old Welsh also has an older son, but both have since been taken off her.
The court heard that the defendant, now pregnant by another man, is unlikely to get her sons back, and social services are involved in her life.
The tot’s horrifying catalog of injuries included complex skull fractures, multiple eye socket fractures as well as a broken right arm and left leg.
Welsh, of St Domingo Vale, Anfield, had pleaded guilty to child neglect involving failing to get medical help for the victim.
Jailing her for 18 months, Judge Garrett Byrne said, “A doctor refers to the injuries as would be seen in a severe car crash.
“It is impossible to determine the long-term psychological effect this trauma will have on this child, all one can say is there is the potential for long-term psychological harm.”
He told Welsh, who was dressed entirely in baby pink that her limited cognitive ability reduced her culpability but said the aggravating factors were “the time you took to seek medical attention and the lies told to the professionals which resulted in innocent people being arrested and detained, namely your brothers.”
Judge Byrne said it was “a shocking case,” and she had, “told a pack of lies,” and it was only three months later that she started telling the truth.
He said he had considered if he could suspend the sentence on Welsh, who has no previous convictions, “but simply it was so serious only immediate sentence of custody can be justified.”