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Alfie Lamb death: Man jailed for crushing girlfriend’s son with car seat | UK News

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A man has been jailed for crushing his girlfriend’s young son with a car seat.

Alfie Lamb, three, was crushed to death with an electric car seat in the footwell of Stephen Waterson’s car on 15 February last year.

Waterson pleaded guilty to manslaughter by gross negligence and has been sentenced to seven years and six months.

Stephen Waterson pushed his car seat back into Alfie Lamb. Pic: Met Police
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Stephen Waterson pushed his car seat back into Alfie Lamb. Pic: Met Police

The 26-year-old, who is the son of an ex-minister, was described by police as being “arrogant, selfish and deeply unpleasant”.

He subsequently distanced himself from the death and lied to police as the prospect of a conviction loomed.

Alfie’s mother, Adrian Hoare, 24, from Gravesend in Kent, has already been found guilty of child cruelty and jailed for two years and nine months at the Old Bailey.

Sentencing Waterson, Mr Justice Kerr said: “I do not find you were annoyed with Alfie and moved your seat back because of that annoyance.”

But he said he was satisfied he moved his car seat back twice “for your own comfort”.

The judge accepted character references from Waterson’s parents, who attended court, and agreed he was “not all bad”.

But he said Waterson was “cunning, manipulative, threatening, and controlling”.

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