Stepdad found guilty of horrific murder of Sheffield toddler

A stepdad who attacked his partner’s 23-month-old daughter, causing her severe head injuries, has today been found guilty of her murder.

Friday, 8th February 2019, 12:42 pm
Updated Friday, 8th February 2019, 12:47 pm
Erin Tomkins

Erin Tompkins died on May 22 last after being rushed to Sheffield Children’s Hospital from her home in Gleadless Valley.

Police were called in after medics raised suspicions that the head injuries may not have been accidental.

Erin Tomkins

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Her stepdad, Martin Johnson, 20, of Leighton Road, Gleadless Valley, was today found guilty of murder and two counts of grievous bodily harm after a trial.

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Johnson had denied killing the youngster but was found guilty after around two hours of deliberations.

More to follow.