thankyou for replying Jo.
baby now 8mnths old - was 4wks old when this happened.
Father = borderline personality disorder n father a schitzaphrenic - both on medication.
Stepdaughter staying at partners parents that day and had left around 9am to go to city for tattoo. baby was left in care of father, grandfather n grandma for the day. she returned at 6.30pm n was shown a very faint bruise on baby arm by partner ( baby father ), as baby with him n his family all day n bruise very faint, she put it down to baby movin round in cot n thought no more of it. around 8pm she was eating her dinner n baby was on floor mat n when baby stretched arm daughter noticed bruise darker n then saw more on hand - she sent mum a pic n asked opinion, and then rang hospital for advice ( against baby father n grandfather wishes ), subsequently then taking baby to hospital to get her checked as she a newborn - no one went with her ! - hospital checked baby out n called in social who took baby next day n have kept her ever since - during investigation of incident daughter learned of partners condition, drug habits, history of violence, suicide attempts, disappearing acts etc etc. Police have scaled case down from abuse to Rough Handling and despite not being there the day baby got hurt, police are now focusing on her saying that due to finding a video on her phone of her playing with baby, she is most likely the one who hurt baby - apparently the father n his clan are no longer a consideration of most probable cause - daughter lost her first baby as a still born so this baby was everything to her and she has done all she been told to do ( get away from partner, seek councelling for her confidence, agreed to assessments, etc ), but the police have extended her bail several times now and case been extended yet again to May - her police assessments and statements have all been a white sheet where as her partners are full of negatives, even his psychological assessment came back with negatives - but the police now sayin she could of hurt baby that morning before goin to city and bruises came out that night - or she hurt baby just before she took her to hospital - now it look like she going to loose baby for doing the right thing !!! and police n social services wonder why the public hate them lol my taxes pay for protection from scum and it the scum that get protected - what a joke our system is
sad to see isn't it ....... a mother leaves her child in the care of 3 responsible adults all under the same roof and all directly related to baby, while she has a break, only to return from her day out to find that the 3 people baby should have been safe with have been allowed to get away with hurting the child while she takes the rap for something she didn't do - as far as I can see, only thing she did wrong was to entrust the care of the baby to father, grandfather and step grandma - the 3 people she should have been able to trust !! - this is not justice, this is a disgrace.
thankyou Jo for your time and your advice - appreciate your honesty.
baby will be near on 1yr old in May - and I as a step granddad haven't even had the chance to meet her yet.
so fingers crossed you are right and CPS decide the video 3 weeks prior to the incident is not enough to base a prosecution on - can only hope !!
thankyou again for your time