Outcry as appeal ruled out over baby batterer

By Rebecca Buchan and Frank Cassidy

Published: 17/02/2014

THE Crown Office was under fire last night after it emerged prosecutors will not appeal against a decision to spare an Aberdeen baby-batterer a jail sentence.

Nathan Allen was ordered to carry out 280 hours of unpaid work in the community after repeatedly assaulting a three-week-old infant until her brain bled.

Sheriff Annella Cowan also placed him under supervision for three years as an alternative to custody – despite labelling Allen a “dangerous person”.

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