Dad of baby crushed by TV in Burnley is arrested after failing to turn up at court

Edward Hanratty failed to appear in court

Edward Hanratty failed to appear in court

First published in News

A MAN who failed to turn up for sentencing after his baby son died when a TV fell on his head has been arrested, police said.

Edward Hanratty, 41, was arrested in West Yorkshire almost two weeks after a judge issued a warrant at Preston Crown Court.

He was due to be sentenced after admitting child neglect.

His ex-partner Natalie McMillan, 25, was jailed for 15 months for the same offence.

Their four-month-old son Kian died at a house in Scarlett Street, Burnley, last December 6, when a five-stone TV fell on him causing 'catastrophic injuries'.

Hanratty, of Dirkhill Road, Bradford, has been remanded into custody to appear at Preston Crown Court for sentencing on Wednesday 27 February.

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