Zeeshan Younis, 38, now of of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, who shook his fourteen-week-old baby son so hard he fell into a coma found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent by a jury at Preston Crown Court.
Dad, Zeeshan Younis was left looking after him, but he left his son limp after the assault at a house in Blackburn. He also had widespread haemorrhages in his eyes and an irregular heartbeat.
He made a 999 call after he shook his son, but at no point told anyone the circumstances surrounding the baby’s condition.
When paramedics arrived, the baby was in a coma and was pale and floppy. He developed a ‘fixed stare’ en route to the hospital and became rigid.
Emergency treatment was issued and an investigation was launched which led to Younis being arrested.
Zeeshan Younis a Pakistani national, now has illegal immigrant status having ‘overstayed’ the period of his UK visa, was sentenced to a six-year spell in prison after appearing at Sessions House.
Now three years on from the incident, social workers have described the boy, who was adopted, as a ‘happy healthy child who is meeting all his milestones’.