Stephen Ward during a police interview
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Stephen Ward told police baby son Jordan "jolted then went all floppy"

A father who killed his nine-month-old son by violently shaking him told police the baby "jolted and went all stiff" before going "floppy".

Footage of Stephen Ward's police interview shows him talking to officers about his son's death.

Ward had denied any wrongdoing, but jurors at Bristol Crown Court, who heard he had a history of losing his temper when Jordan cried, rejected his account.

They found him guilty of the manslaughter at the family home in Cirencester, Gloucestershire in 2014.

He has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

  • 27 Apr 2016