BABY P’s mum hopes to be free by Christmas as she tries to prove herself a “changed woman”, 12 years after her toddler was tortured to death.
Tracey Connolly wants to make a fresh start with her latest lover, prison insiders have said.
Connolly was jailed in 2009 after standing by as her then partner tortured her 17-month-old son to death.
Ten years on, she’s making a fresh bid for freedom at a parole meeting next month.
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A source told the Daily Star: “She wants out and is doing all she can to try and be the model prisoner, even staying in her cell a lot, to make sure she can’t be accused of being involved in any wrongdoing.
“Her hope is that she will be out by Christmas. Out in time to start the new year afresh, she says.”
The horrific treatment of Peter Connelly – known as Baby P – left the nation reeling after his torture was revealed after his death in 2007.
Connelly’s ex-boyfriend Steven Barker and his brother caused the horrific abuse, but child protection services in Haringey, North London, also came under fire for missing the warning signs.
Connelly herself was released after just five years in 2013 – but was put back behind bars after facing charges of selling indecent images of herself.
The 38-year-old is now determined to get out – and thinks her new relationship might help.
The Daily Star Sunday revealed in June how Connelly had started a relationship with an old friend, an insurance salesman called Paul.
Campaign of abuse: What happened to Baby P?
LITTLE Peter Connelly was born to mum Tracey Connelly in March 2006 and died at her Tottenham home after suffering a catalogue of injuries on August 3, 2007.
Two months after Peter’s birth Connelly started a relationship with Steven Barker at whose hands the tot would suffer appalling abuse.
Peter was admitted to hospital with injuries on several occasions and his mum was twice arrested.
But a day after Tracey was told she would not face prosecution, the 17-month-old was found dead in a blood-stained cot.
Peter had suffered more than 50 injuries over eight months and had been seen by a string of social workers, the Metropolitan Police and health professionals.
They all missed warning signs that could have saved the toddler’s life – with it later being revealed that the tot’s devious carers had smeared him with chocolate before visits to hide bruises and cuts.
The abuse included repeatedly choking the 17-month-old until he turned blue and encouraging a Rottweiler to attack him.
A post-mortem examination later revealed that he had probably already suffered a broken back and fractured ribs
A court ruled that Baby P died at the hands of his mother, her boyfriend Steven Barker, and his brother Jason Owen – who had moved into their home with a 15 year old girl.
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“She thinks that’s really going to help,” the source added.
“She has revealed how she wants to train again to be able to do office and admin work and with a stable relationship in a separate part of the country away from her history. She hopes they will give her a chance.”
Connelly’s latest legal battle comes just after The Sun revealed she’d been granted £372,946 in solicitors fees and £144,736 for barristers.
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