Chloe Burke's father 'shocked' at Dawn Makin sentence


The father of a four-year-old girl who was stabbed to death by her mother said he was shocked at the 11-year sentence given to his ex-partner.

Michael Burke said he felt sorry for Dawn Makin, 35, from Bury, who admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Preston Crown Court was told that Makin suffered an "abnormality of mental function" when she stabbed Chloe and then tried to kill herself by drinking anti-freeze.

Former nurse Makin had lost her job at an NHS walk-in centre after passing patient details to her boyfriend, Martin Campbell, who worked for a personal injury claims firm.

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