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Local paper publishes more Baby P revelations

Another local paper has taken advantage of the legal ruling allowing the killers of Baby P to be named by publishing fresh details about the case.

Yesterday’s edition of the Croydon Guardian splashed with a story that Jason Owens, the baby’s uncle, had lied to enrol on a course at the local college.

Owens, 37, was convicted along with his brother Steven Barker and the toddler’s mother Tracey Connelly of causing or allowing his death in August 2007.

Barker and Connelly were named and pictured in the local and national media yesterday after the expiry of a court ruling banning their identification.

The Guardian’s story revealed that Owens had signed on to a 13-week construction course at the college without revealing on his application form he was on bail in connection with the case.

The paper has been aware of the local connection for some time but has only now been able to publish Owens’ picture and relationship to Barker.

Assistant editor Matthew Knowles told HTFP: “At the time there were tight legal restrictions on what could be said, but now the full story can be told.”