Senior Met officer says Jacob Lennon case is saddest in his 30-year career

Interview with DCI Wayne Jolley commenting on the convictions of Jake Drummond and Louise Lennon in the death of Jacob Lennon. The couple have been locked up over the death of a 15-month-old boy who was murdered following a campaign of “cruel and sadistic” abuse. Jacob Lennon suffered a catalogue of injuries to his face, body and genitals over three weeks at the hands of his mother’s cocaine addict boyfriend Jake Drummond. Then on August 27 2019, Drummond, 33, fatally shook and hit the little boy, leaving his face so bruised and swollen he was described as looking like a “panda”. Jacob’s mother Louise Lennon, 32, not only failed to stop it, she joked with Drummond, blamed another child for injuries, and lied to social services to avoid anyone finding out after her case was downgraded. Following a trial at the Old Bailey in March, Drummond was found guilty of murder and wounding Jacob.