A MAN who inflicted six burns on his partner's toddler and then failed to get medical help yesterday won a cut in his jail term at London's Criminal Appeal Court.
Lee Flannery, 30, of Boothroyd Lane, Westborough, Dewsbury, was jailed for four years at Leeds Crown Court in May, after pleading guilty to child cruelty and failing to seek medical assistance for the girl.
Sir Paul Kennedy, sitting with Mr Justice Langstaff, at the appeal court cut the sentence to three years.
He agreed with Flannery's barrister, Richard Butters, that the term was too high when compared with sentences imposed in other cases where parents or those with custody of a child had inflicted harm on youngsters.
"In our judgement, this sentence in its totality can be said to have been somewhat too high," Sir Paul said.
On January 11, 2003, the child sustained a fracture to her leg which the child's mother and Flannery said occurred when the toddler fell from a kitchen work surface.
"There was no evidence to the contrary," said Sir Paul.