Pathologist said Great Yarmouth boy died from long-term complications from head injury

Kevin Toye at Norwich Crown Court who has been charged with the manslaughter of his six-year-old son

Kevin Toye at Norwich Crown Court who has been charged with the manslaughter of his six-year-old son Baylee Varley. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

A boy, who was allegedly shaken as a baby by his father, died six years later from long term complications with the head injury he suffered, a Home Office pathologist told a jury.

Baylee Varley was less than a month old when he was left with brain damage, rib fractures and effectively blind after it is alleged he was forcibly shaken by his father Kevin Toye, back in February 2008.

Toye, 28, of St Nicholas Road, Great Yarmouth, has denied the manslaughter of his son.

Giving evidence at Norwich Crown Court, forensic pathologist Dr Nat Cary, who caried out a post mortem, said that Baylee died from bronchopneumonia, which was a long term complication of the head injury he received.

He said the head injury might have been caused by a 'shaking or impact' type injury, which led to a lack of oxygen to the brain.

He said that he was aware that Baylee was given palliative care until his death in March 19, 2014, and that his condition meant he was susceptible to chest infections.

The trial continues.