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PCC John Campion said: “The sentencing today reflects the heinous actions of two individuals who should have been there to love, protect and nurture Alfie, but instead subjected him to sickening acts of abuse.

“It’s right both Scott and her partner, Howell have faced the full extent of the law for their abhorrent crimes and will remain behind bars for decades.

“I welcome the independent review led by Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership, rightly set up to establish whether all agencies involved could have done more to protect Alfie.

“I am committed to using my role as Commissioner to ensure any potential lessons that can be learnt from this tragic incident, are learnt.”