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Mum jailed for neglect after her two-year-old son drowned while she checked Facebook

A mother has been jailed for child cruelty after her two-year-old son drowned in a pond – while she looked at Facebook on her phone.

Claire Barnett, 31, was looking at social media on her mobile phone while tragic Joshua played in the garden.

Collect picture shows Josh Barnett who died in an accident in a garden pond in April 2014 in Woodmansey, East Yorkshire. See Ross Parry copy RPYPOND : A mother has been jailed for child cruelty after her two-year-old son fell to his death in a pond - while she looked at Facebook on her phone. Claire Barnett, 31, was looking at social media on her mobile phone while tragic Joshua played in the garden. The tot fell into the garden pond at their home in Beverley, East Yorks., on March 17, last year, and despite attempts to save Joshua he died later that day in hospital. Barnett was jailed for five years at Hull Crown Court today (Fri) and slammed by a judge for her "bad parenting." The court heard Barnett, who has since moved to Nottingham, was questioned by police and told them varying accounts of what happened in the garden

Josh who tragically died

Wwo year-old Josh Barnett died after falling in to a private pond at Bianca House in Woodmansey, East Yorkshire. Picture shows a pond in the rear of the property. See Ross Parry copy RPYPOND : A mother has been jailed for child cruelty after her two-year-old son fell to his death in a pond - while she looked at Facebook on her phone. Claire Barnett, 31, was looking at social media on her mobile phone while tragic Joshua played in the garden. The tot fell into the garden pond at their home in Beverley, East Yorks., on March 17, last year, and despite attempts to save Joshua he died later that day in hospital. Barnett was jailed for five years at Hull Crown Court today (Fri) and slammed by a judge for her "bad parenting." The court heard Barnett, who has since moved to Nottingham, was questioned by police and told them varying accounts of what happened in the garden

The private pond in the rear of the property

The tot fell into the garden pond at their home in Beverley, East Yorks., on March 17, last year, and despite attempts to save Joshua he died later that day in hospital.

Barnett was jailed for five years at Hull Crown Court on October 9 and slammed by a judge for her “bad parenting.”

The court heard Barnett, who has since moved to Nottingham, was questioned by police and told them varying accounts of what happened in the garden

The court also heard how Barnett had let Joshua play out in the road when she lived in Hull in August 2013.

Neighbours contacted social services after he narrowly avoided being hit by a car.

Barnett pleaded guilty to four counts of child cruelty.

Collect picture shows Josh Barnett who died in an accident in a garden pond in April 2014 in Woodmansey, East Yorkshire. See Ross Parry copy RPYPOND : A mother has been jailed for child cruelty after her two-year-old son fell to his death in a pond - while she looked at Facebook on her phone. Claire Barnett, 31, was looking at social media on her mobile phone while tragic Joshua played in the garden. The tot fell into the garden pond at their home in Beverley, East Yorks., on March 17, last year, and despite attempts to save Joshua he died later that day in hospital. Barnett was jailed for five years at Hull Crown Court today (Fri) and slammed by a judge for her "bad parenting." The court heard Barnett, who has since moved to Nottingham, was questioned by police and told them varying accounts of what happened in the garden

Collect picture shows Josh Barnett who died in an accident in a garden pond in April 2014 in Woodmansey, East Yorkshire. See Ross Parry copy RPYPOND : A mother has been jailed for child cruelty after her two-year-old son fell to his death in a pond - while she looked at Facebook on her phone. Claire Barnett, 31, was looking at social media on her mobile phone while tragic Joshua played in the garden. The tot fell into the garden pond at their home in Beverley, East Yorks., on March 17, last year, and despite attempts to save Joshua he died later that day in hospital. Barnett was jailed for five years at Hull Crown Court today (Fri) and slammed by a judge for her "bad parenting." The court heard Barnett, who has since moved to Nottingham, was questioned by police and told them varying accounts of what happened in the garden

Josh was let down by his mother

**YP OUT** Claire Barnett arrives at Hull Crown Court where she was jailed for child cruelty after her son Joshua died in the pond in their rented property. See Ross Parry copy RPYPOND : A mother has been jailed for child cruelty after her two-year-old son fell to his death in a pond - while she looked at Facebook on her phone. Claire Barnett, 31, was looking at social media on her mobile phone while tragic Joshua played in the garden. The tot fell into the garden pond at their home in Beverley, East Yorks., on March 17, last year, and despite attempts to save Joshua he died later that day in hospital. Barnett was jailed for five years at Hull Crown Court today (Fri) and slammed by a judge for her "bad parenting." The court heard Barnett, who has since moved to Nottingham, was questioned by police and told them varying accounts of what happened in the garden

Claire Barnett arrives at Hull Crown Court

Judge Jeremy Richardson told her: “Your son died due to your neglectful conduct. You will have to live with that for the remainder of your life.

“For a parent to behave as you did, repeatedly, amounts to consistently bad parenting.

“I trust that you will never be allowed to have further unsupervised contact to any child.”

“If you should have any further children, they will almost certainly be removed from you.

“You pose very serious risks to any child for whom you might have responsibility.”

Collect picture shows Josh Barnett who died in an accident in a garden pond in April 2014 in Woodmansey, East Yorkshire. See Ross Parry copy RPYPOND : A mother has been jailed for child cruelty after her two-year-old son fell to his death in a pond - while she looked at Facebook on her phone. Claire Barnett, 31, was looking at social media on her mobile phone while tragic Joshua played in the garden. The tot fell into the garden pond at their home in Beverley, East Yorks., on March 17, last year, and despite attempts to save Joshua he died later that day in hospital. Barnett was jailed for five years at Hull Crown Court today (Fri) and slammed by a judge for her "bad parenting." The court heard Barnett, who has since moved to Nottingham, was questioned by police and told them varying accounts of what happened in the garden

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