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Nursery teacher on trial for breaking toddler’s arm

...caused by a grabbing and twisting motion.

Sentencing has been adjourned until April, while the judge obtains further reports on Lamb.

A 20-month old toddler at a private nursery in Cheadle Hulme, Manchester was handled so roughly by a member of staff that he suffered a spiral fracture of the arm – a condition which doctors confirmed could only have been caused by a grabbing and twisting motion.

When the case was brought to trial, it transpired that Helen Lamb, 27, had apparently been seen mistreating other young charges in her care on a number of occasions, with a number of other examples of rough handling coming to light. These included ‘force feeding’ slow eaters and pulling chairs out from under youngsters if they did not move when told.

Concern was also raised regarding the manageress’s decision on the day in question not to contact the little boy’s parents following the incident.

The first time his mother realised something was wrong was when she noticed that his arm was swollen later the same day and decided to take him to hospital.

 Sentencing has been adjourned until April, while the judge obtains further reports on Lamb. 

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