A mother who pleaded guilty to murdering her one-year-old son by drowning him in a bath has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Finola Cash, 32, was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Tuesday (June 9) after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of her son, Ricky Cash, according to a Met Police statement.

Paramedics and police were called to an address in Edgware on Saturday, August 23 last year, to reports of an unresponsive child in a bath.

Ricky was taken to hospital but died on September 22.

A review, by Harrow Local Safeguarding Board (HSCB), is now under way.

A board spokesman said: “HSCB is undertaking a serious case review in response to the tragic death of a baby who was known to local services.

“The purpose of the review is to see if any improvements to agencies’ practice can be identified and the review report will be published on the HSCB’s website on completion of the review process, so that all practitioners can learn from the findings identified.

“HSCB is committed to ensure that local practice is strengthened by a culture of continual learning and improvement.”

A Harrow Council spokesman added: “This was a tragic incident that resulted in the loss of a young life.

“Although a custodial sentence has been imposed by the judge today, this sentence will not bring back this young life.

"We will continue to work with and support the other members of the family during this difficult time.

"The welfare of children is of paramount importance to Harrow Council and our officers work tirelessly every day to ensure they are protected."