Mum and gran guilty of leaving teenage boy to ‘rot to death’


Mother Dawn Cranston, 45, and grandmother Denise Cranston, 70, were responsible for the care of Jordan Burling who was found lying on a filthy inflatable mattress and covered in pressure sores. 

Jordan weighed less than six stone and was wearing a soiled nappy when paramedics discovered him in the family home in June 2016.

Dawn Cranston already admitted to concealing the birth of a child by secretly disposing of a body. sentencing will take place on July 12.