Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It Feels like We Were Robbed of Time, Now All We Want Is Justice; A Dramatic New Twist in Baby Death Riddle as Mum and Partner Are Re-Arrested

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It Feels like We Were Robbed of Time, Now All We Want Is Justice; A Dramatic New Twist in Baby Death Riddle as Mum and Partner Are Re-Arrested

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Byline: RUTH LAWSON

TEN months on from the tragic death of a two-month-old baby, family members are calling for justice.

In March last year, Logan Ormston was rushed to hospital from the Gateshead home he shared with mum Courtney Ormston, 19, and her then partner Karl Walker, 23, after suffering what was described by police as suspect head injuries.

His family faced a heartbreaking wait to see if he would pull through, but after just over 24 hours they were told he wouldn't survive.

Now Courtney's aunties, Vicky Forshaw and Joanna Jardine, have spoken out for the first time about the "horrible" 10-months that have passed since his death.

Logan's family feel like they can't grieve properly until all their questions are answered and until justice is done for him.

Vicky, who is mum to Kyle, 13, Kaitlin, seven, and Lucy, two, said: "I just want justice done because it seems as though everyone has moved on and he has been forgotten about.

"It's making a mockery of Logan's memory." She added: "The police have been out a few times and they're really nice. They are trying to do the best they can.

"They've been trained in how to be emotionally detached from things like this but we don't know how to deal with it when we hear about a baby's injuries.

"Every time I think of the pain he must have been in it just makes me feel horrible."

Joanna, 29, said: "It's frustrating the length of time it's taking.

"I've never known anything like it especially with a baby. No one has been brought to justice and it's getting close to a year - it seems like he's been forgotten.

"We just want whoever might be responsible brought to justice."

This month the family should have celebrated Logan's first birthday, instead they held a vigil to remember him.

Those close to much-loved Logan set off Chinese lanterns in memory of the 10 weeks of joy they had with him before his life was cruelly snatched away. Vicky, 36, who lives with husband Steven in Guide Post, Northumberland, said they try to keep Logan's memory alive every single day and will continue to do so for the rest of their lives. …

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