Two parents have admitted child neglect after their baby son suffered broken bones and a fractured skull.
Scott Colman and Tracy McKenzie appeared in court after the child was found to have multiple fractures including to the skull, spine and ribs, multiple brain haemorrhages and retinal haemorrhages.
Lancashire Police’s child protection unit said the defendants pleaded guilty to child neglect on the basis that they had not sought medical assistance for the child.
Colman, 30, previously denied child neglect but admitted the charge before standing trial at the court last week.
McKenzie, 40, admitted child neglect during the second day of a trial at Burnley Crown Court in February.
The child’s injuries came to light in December 2012 when the child was taken to hospital.
He was found to have suffered a bruise to the forehead, multiple fractures of skull, spine, ribs, fracture of left tibia, multiple brain haemorrhages and retinal haemorrhages, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
Colman, of New Lane, Oswaldtwistle, and McKenzie, of Rhyddings Street, Oswaldtwistle, will be sentenced on Monday December 8