Alfie Lamb’s mother, 23, is found GUILTY of child cruelty but cleared of manslaughter

The mother of a three-year-old boy allegedly crushed by a car seat has been found guilty of child cruelty. 

Adrian Hoare allegedly failed to prevent her boyfriend Stephen Waterson, 25, from squashing Alfie Lamb in the footwell of his Audi convertible with his seat in February last year. 

The 23-year-old was cleared of manslaughter after the jury failed to reach a verdict on boyfriend Stephen Waterson. 

Afterwards, Hoare and Waterson, the adopted son of former Tory Minister Nigel Waterson, lied to police about what happened.

Adrian Hoare (pictured above with her son Alfie) has been found guilty of child cruelty

Adrian Hoare (pictured above with her son Alfie) has been found guilty of child cruelty

Adrian Hoare (pictured above with her son Alfie) has been found guilty of child cruelty

Alfie Lamb (pictured above) died three days after he was crushed in the rear footwell of a car

Alfie Lamb (pictured above) died three days after he was crushed in the rear footwell of a car

Alfie Lamb (pictured above) died three days after he was crushed in the rear footwell of a car

Following an Old Bailey trial, a jury was unable to decide whether Waterson was guilty of Alfie’s manslaughter, but found him guilty of intimidation of a witness in the case.

Hoare was cleared of manslaughter, but found guilty of an alternative charge of child cruelty and common assault on another witness.

The defendants had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

A jury was unable to decide whether Waterson (pictured above) was guilty of Alfie's manslaughter,

A jury was unable to decide whether Waterson (pictured above) was guilty of Alfie's manslaughter,

A jury was unable to decide whether Waterson (pictured above) was guilty of Alfie’s manslaughter,

The Audi convertible car in which three-year-old Alfie Lamb is alleged to have been crushed while in the rear footwell behind the front passenger seat 

The Audi convertible car in which three-year-old Alfie Lamb is alleged to have been crushed while in the rear footwell behind the front passenger seat 

The Audi convertible car in which three-year-old Alfie Lamb is alleged to have been crushed while in the rear footwell behind the front passenger seat 

 

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