A LITTLE boy was left in agony with burns to his hands and legs, a court was told.
And now his mother and grandmother have been convicted of neglect _ with the youngster taken into care.
Details of the appalling treatment emerged at Bradford Crown Court, when the women were condemned by a judge.
Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC said after the boy, then aged only two, suffered the burns to his body his Birkby mother’s reaction was one of self preservation and her mother had acted to protect her daughter.
“Both your actions were designed to ignore the boy’s suffering, to put your interests first and to try and keep social services in the dark,” the judge told the defendants.
“That little boy on my calculation had probably five or six days of acute pain and distress for which he received no sympathy, no treatment and no pain relief whatsoever.
“Finally the light dawned on both of you that treatment had to be obtained and the result was as you feared.
“Fortunately he has made a brilliant recovery, physically that is, and he will, to put it bluntly, now be looked after by those more responsible and more caring for his interests”.
The two women have both been given three-year supervision orders after the burned boy was left in pain for several days without medical attention.