THE NSPCC has issued a statement about the death of toddler Star Hobson.

Savannah Brockhill has been found guilty of murdering 16-month-old Star  – the daughter of her on-off girlfriend Frankie Smith – on September 22, 2020.

Frankie Smith, 20, of Wesley Place, Keighley, Star's mother, was found not guilty of murder, not guilty of the alternative charge of manslaughter, but was found guilty of causing or allowing the death of her daughter.

An NSPCC spokesperson said: “Star Hobson’s young life was cut brutally short and it is appalling that she was harmed by the very people who should have been keeping her safe. Star was subjected to horrific cruelty and violence over several months that no child should ever have to experience.

“This awful case comes as many of us are still upset and horrified over what happened to Arthur Labinjo-Hughes. We must do all we can to prevent cruelty and abuse to children. As always, we urge anyone who has concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child to contact the local authorities, the police or the NSPCC helpline.”

The NSPCC helpline can be reached on 0808 8005000 or email