August 2006

A MAN and woman have been jailed after they admitted child cruelty.

At IW Crown Court on Friday last week Lisa Connor, 33, of Leed Street, Sandown, was sentenced to six months in prison after admitting two charges relating to youngsters.

Judge Richard Price sentenced Kevin Barry Quinn, 45, of Greenlands Road, East Cowes, who also pleaded guilty to two charges, to nine months in prison.

The incident happened after the couple had been drinking and police were alerted to the children’s plight by a judge, who happened to be passing.

The court was told Connor had stopped drinking excessively and Quinn had sought help for his drink problem.