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UPDATE: NSPCC Scotland responds to sentencing of Inverness father Thomas Haining who admitted killing his baby daughter


By Gregor White


Mikayla Haining was just three weeks old when she was killed by father Thomas Haining.
Mikayla Haining was just three weeks old when she was killed by father Thomas Haining.

NSPCC Scotland said the killing was "truly shocking" after Tomas Haining was sentenced to eight years imprisonment today.

A spokesperson said: “Babies are completely reliant on the adults who care for them – so it is truly shocking that a father could inflict these horrific injuries on his defenceless daughter, with devastating consequences.

“We would urge anyone worried about a child’s safety to speak out.

"They can contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 for advice or to report concerns.”

Haining had originally been charged with murder following the death of his daughter Mikayla on June 8, 2017 though the Crown later accepted a plea of guilty to culpable homicide.

Thomas Haining sentenced: https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/news/father-who-killed-his-three-week-old-daughter-should-have-manned-up-high-court-is-told-184567/



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