Dawn Cranston Biography — Wiki
Dawn Cranston is the mother of 18-year-old Jordan Burling who left her son to starve to death, leaving him looking like a Nazi death camp victim, in a family home packed with food. Cranston has been freed after less than two years behind bars.
Burling resembled the ‘victim of a Second World War death camp’ due to malnutrition when he died in bed in Leeds in 2016.
Dawn Cranston Age
Dawn Cranston is 45 years old.
Dawn Cranston jailed after Jordan Burling death news
Jordan Burling died from acute bronchopneumonia inside the house of horrors which was cluttered – but full of food, a judge had said at the time. When he was finally found, he was covered in bedsores, was wearing a soiled nappy and was weighing just 6th (38kg).
The teenager was so weak and emaciated he did not respond to treatment by paramedics.
Despite his suffering, a judge said the family was not on the breadline and in fact there were three fridges stacked with food in the home.
His mother Dawn Cranston was jailed for manslaughter for four years after a hearing at Leeds Crown Court in July 2018.
Dawn Cranston release news
But now his mother has been released after serving less than two years in prison, the Sun reports.
A source said:’It’s sickening that after what she was found guilty of she is now back walking the streets.
‘She’s not shown an ounce of remorse over what happened or for how Jordan ended up dying.’
MoJ’s quote stands up for the fact that she is now out of prison.
She is now living in a bail hostel in the northwest of England.
But a MOJ spokesman insisted:’This accommodation allows us to closely monitor prison leavers – reducing the likelihood of them reoffending.
Along with his mother, his grandmother Denise Cranston, 70, was also jailed for three years as well as his 25-year-old sister Abigail Burling for 18 months as she was found guilty of causing or allowing the death of a vulnerable person.
Judge Mr. Justice Spencer had told the three women it was ‘almost beyond belief’ that Mr Burling ‘should have been allowed to die in his own house, here in Leeds, in 2016, in the bosom of his family’.
He likened images of the teen to photographs of Nazi death camp victims.
Jordan Burling death reports
During a search of the house police also found remains of a dead baby kept in a rucksack for 14 years.
In a statement read outside court, the family of his father, Steven, said he was not aware of the dead baby until police told him about it.
In the past, Jordan’s father said he had urged his mother to take him to the doctors. He also claimed he was banned from seeing his son. The court had heard how Dawn Cranston suffers from mental health issues and had struggled with her own father’s suicide. Her own childhood was described as ‘dysfunctional’ in court.
Paramedic Bridget Shepherd, who rushed to his aid, claimed the dying man looked ‘very, very pale and very emaciated’ when she first attempted to treat him on June 30, 2016, the day of his death. She added that his bone structure was clearly visible and that his mother had claimed that he ‘had not been eating for a few weeks’.
A series of witnesses claimed that the 18-year-old’s mother ‘did not seem bothered’ as medics attempted to revive him with CPR, whilst Denise Cranston supposedly remained seated in a nearby armchair.
Dawn Cranston was even heard telling a 999 operator shortly before Mr. Burling’s death that his unresponsive state was a ‘blessing’ as it meant she would not have to go work that day. Police Constable Ben McNamara, who arrived at the home of Dawn and Denise Cranston just hours after the teenager’s death, claimed that the first thing the deceased’s mother asked him was how much the funeral would cost.
What we know so far
Social services became involved in 2001 when a health visitor felt Dawn and Jordan’s father, Steven Burling, were ‘struggling’ and needed ‘parental support’.
A primary school report stated there was a ‘general neglect of Jordan’s basic needs’, and he was lacking toilet training, had black teeth and had few language skills.
He was removed from school by Dawn Cranston just a few terms into secondary school at the age of 12.
During the four-week trial, Mr. Lumley said: ‘He never attended school or college again, never took any examinations or achieved any qualifications.
‘From the time Jordan was taken out of school, he became increasingly anonymous. Education and social services played little part in his life.’