Baby P's killer mother Tracey Connelly will be denied a new identity

Baby P’s killer mother Tracey Connelly will be denied a new identity when she leaves prison in weeks and is told instead to ‘lose weight and dye her hair’ to change her appearance

  • Connelly, who is now 40 and weighs more than 20stone, will be free within weeks after a judge refused Dominic Raab’s attempt to block her release
  • She was jailed for a minimum of five years in 2009, for causing or allowing the death of her tortured 17-month-old son Peter in a case that shocked the nation
  • Killer was said to be ‘fuming’ when told she wouldn’t be given a new identity 
  • The killer mother of Baby P has been denied a new identity when she is released from jail – and will have to ‘lose weight and dye her hair’ to change her appearance.

    Tracey Connelly, who is now 40 and weighs more than 20stone, will be free within weeks after a judge refused Dominic Raab‘s attempt to block her release. 

    Connelly was jailed for a minimum of five years in 2009, for causing or allowing the death of her tortured 17-month-old son Peter in a horrific case that shocked the nation.

    ‘Tracey was fuming when she heard the news. It is very rare to give prisoners a new identity,’ a prison source said, according to the Daily Star.

    Tracey Connelly - the killer mother of Baby P - has been denied a new identity when she is released from jail and will have to 'lose weight and dye her hair' to change her appearance. (She is pictured in 2013, when she was released on licence before being ordered back to jail)

    Tracey Connelly – the killer mother of Baby P – has been denied a new identity when she is released from jail and will have to ‘lose weight and dye her hair’ to change her appearance. (She is pictured in 2013, when she was released on licence before being ordered back to jail)

    Connelly was jailed for a minimum of five years in 2009, for causing or allowing the death of her tortured 17-month-old son Peter in a horrific case that shocked the nation

    Connelly was jailed for a minimum of five years in 2009, for causing or allowing the death of her tortured 17-month-old son Peter in a horrific case that shocked the nation

    ‘The prison officers managing her release have told her the best thing she could do to avoid attention would be to change her appearance by drastically losing weight and dyeing her hair,’ they added.

    Connelly has also been told she won’t have police protection, even though she is worried about being targeted by vigilantes.

    The move to release her sparked a furious row, with the Justice Secretary raging against the decision – saying it showed why the parole board ‘needs a fundamental overhaul’.  

    Connelly was released in 2013 but was recalled to prison in 2015 for selling naked photos of herself and breaching her licence conditions by ‘developing intimate personal relationships’ online.

    In March, the Parole Board announced she had been cleared for release due to a low risk of reoffending. But within hours Mr Raab vowed to block the move, describing the notorious case as ‘harrowing’.

    Connelly was jailed at the Old Bailey in 2009 for causing or allowing the death of her 17-month-old son Peter at their home in Tottenham, north London , on August 3, 2007

    Connelly was jailed at the Old Bailey in 2009 for causing or allowing the death of her 17-month-old son Peter at their home in Tottenham, north London , on August 3, 2007

    Steven Barker

    Jason Owen

    Connelly’s lover Steven Barker (left) was jailed in 2009 for a minimum of 32 years for torturing the 17-month-old to death while his brother, Jason Owen (right), received a six-year jail sentence for allowing the toddler to die

    The evil mother will be subject to 20 licence conditions, including having to wear an electronic tag and disclose all her relationships. She will also have her Internet use monitored and be forced to obey a curfew. 

    Known publicly as Baby P, Peter had suffered more than 50 injuries despite being on the at-risk register and receiving 60 visits from social workers, police officers and health professionals over eight months.

    Connelly’s lover Steven Barker was jailed in 2009 for a minimum of 32 years for torturing the 17-month-old to death while his brother, Jason Owen, received a six year jail sentence for allowing the toddler to die. 

    A series of reviews identified missed opportunities for officials to save the toddler’s life had they reacted properly to warning signs.