A man who has served half of his 10-year jail sentence handed in 2018 will continue to remain behind bars after his impending prison release was blocked by a judge.

The man was identified as Anthony Smith, jailed for 10 years for inflicting appalling injuries to his newborn son named Tony Hudgell.

Smith tortured the child so badly when he was just five weeks old that his legs had to be amputated. Also, the child suffered multiple bone fractures consistent with being swung by his legs, organ failure and sepsis.

The evil dad was due to be re-introduced to society this week. However, Justice Secretary Dominic Raab used fresh laws to block Smith’s automatic release. It also comes not long after Raab also stopped the release of the boy’s birth mother, Jody Simpson, who was also serving a 10-year jail sentence.

“The first duty of government is to protect the most vulnerable. I will do everything in my power to prevent another child enduring the abuse inflicted on Tony,” Raab stated. “That’s why I’ve put Anthony Smith’s release on hold.”

Hence, the couple will now have to find a way to convince parole chiefs that they no longer pose a threat to society.

But one person who was relieved about the development is Tony’s adoptive mother, Paula Hudgell.

“As we hoped, Mr Raab blocked Smith’s release on the grounds that he too, like Simpson, is still considered a risk to society,” Hudgell said. “I was also told there is still no date for Simpson’s parole board hearing and it is unlikely to be any time soon so I imagine it will be the same for Smith – any extra time behind bars is justice.”

Tony Hudgell is now seven-years-old and is a Mirror Pride of Britain winner. He is also deaf in one ear and is dealing with hip, hand, wrist and jaw damage.

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