KEIGHLEY MP Robbie Moore has revealed he wrote to the Attorney General earlier this week asking her to review the sentences given in the Star Hobson murder trial.

Savannah Brockhill, 28, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years for the murder of 16-month-old Star Hobson, while Star’s mother Frankie Smith, 20, was jailed for eight years for allowing the death of her daughter.

Brockhill inflicted catastrophic, unsurvivable injuries on the defenceless Star on September 22, 2020, when she punched, kicked or stamped on Star at Smith’s flat, while Smith was in another room.

She then delayed calling 999 for around 15 minutes as she attempted in vain to revive Star herself, not knowing she had caused severe injuries which resulted in Star dying “within minutes”.

Smith was told she was a cruel and neglectful mother and should have done more to protect her daughter from the violent Brockhill, who had assaulted Star repeatedly with punches and slaps over the previous three months and was also frequently violent and controlling and coercive of Smith.

On Wednesday, December 15, following the sentencing of the pair, Mr Moore, who has represented Keighley for the Conservatives since 2019, wrote to Attorney General Suella Braverman asking her to review the sentences.

In his letter, Mr Moore, a former chartered surveyor, questioned why vastly experienced High Court Justice Mrs Justice Christina Lambert QC – who was lead counsel for the Hillsborough inquests and presided over the Libby Squire murder trial earlier this year – had not handed down the maximum sentence of 14 years to Frankie Smith.

He also questioned what the likelihood of the pair not serving their full sentences.

He claimed, in his opinion, the sentences given to Brockhill and Smith “do not match up to the horrific crimes committed by both of these individuals”.

He also in his letter “forceful twisting caused both a skull fracture and a skin fracture prior to her death” – however this claim is inaccurate, the skull fracture was caused by a heavy blow to the back of Star’s head or her head being struck against a hard surface, and the “forceful twisting” caused a spiral fracture to Star’s tibia – shin bone – two to four weeks before her death.

He questioned why the maximum sentence of 14 years was not given to Smith. In her sentencing remarks, Mrs Justice Lambert QC noted Smith had allowed, not caused, Star’s death.

She also noted Smith’s lack of maturity and that she was the victim of domestic violence, her lack of previous convictions, and “most importantly, that she lost her daughter and played a role in her death, something she will have to live with for the rest of her life”.

“I do not underestimate the weight of that burden which you must carry,” Mrs Justice Lambert added, in her reasoning for giving Smith a sentence of eight years, of which she must serve two thirds before being considered for early release on licence.

She also said she “did not find Smith to be a dangerous offender justifying the imposition of an extended sentence”.

Brockhill was handed a life sentence, and must serve at least 25 years before she is considered by the Parole Board for release. There is no guarantee she will ever be released from prison and if she is, will remain on licence for the rest of her life.

In his letter, Mr Moore said: “Given the horrendous crimes they have committed, it is sickening to think they will not receive a full punishment.

“In light of these concerns, I believe that these two sentences must be reviewed. A 16-month-old has been tragically murdered, and it is vital that those responsible face the toughest punishments possible for this.”