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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 July 2006, 13:02 GMT 14:02 UK
Man jailed for attacking his baby
An former policeman from Cumbria has been jailed for 18 months for breaking his baby daughter's leg.

Vijay Odedruh, 38, of Red Tarn Road, Kendal, denied grievous bodily harm but was found guilty last month of assaulting the three-month-old in 2004.

Judge Paul Batty QC said he must have used considerable force to cause such a fracture, Carlisle Crown Court heard.

Odedruh said a vitamin deficiency caused the injury. The baby's mother was out of the room when she was hurt.

The court also heard how the baby had spent more than three weeks in hospital after suffering the spiral fracture to her leg.

Judge Batty said the injury had been caused because of "a momentary loss of self-control" by a man who had otherwise been a loving and caring father.

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