A father has been found guilty of murdering his ten-month-old baby son.

Shane Hawkins, 25, was convicted by a jury at Truro Crown Court yesterday of murdering baby Kaydon in Bodmin in December 2010.

Following the verdict the senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Jackie Swift, said: “This was a violent act committed against a defenceless ten-month-old baby, who sustained fatal head injuries at the hands of the person who was there to care for him.

“In the subsequent investigation, Kayden was also found to have suffered other injuries during his short life inflicted by his father.

“This was a complex and protracted investigation which was handled sensitively by officers from our Child Abuse Investigation Teams, supported by the Major Crime Team.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the medical experts who provided us with the evidence we needed to help secure Hawkins’ conviction.”

Hawkins is due to be sentenced at lunchtime today.