Burnley dad in baby death case is on the run

Edward Hanratty arrives at Preston Crown Court where he denies charges of child cruelty following the death of his four-month-old son when the child's mother, Natalie McMillan, knocked a large television set on to his head as he lay on his mat below.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 19, 2012. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
Edward Hanratty arrives at Preston Crown Court where he denies charges of child cruelty following the death of his four-month-old son when the child's mother, Natalie McMillan, knocked a large television set on to his head as he lay on his mat below. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 19, 2012. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

A DAD due to be sentenced in connection with the death of a Burnley baby who was crushed by a television set is still being hunted by police after he failed to turn up at court.

Edward Hanratty (41) was due to appear at Preston Crown Court on Thursday after admitting neglecting four-month-old Kian McMillan, during his trial in December.

Judge Anthony Russell QC issued a warrant for his arrest but a spokesman for Lancashire Police yesterday said he had still not been traced.

Kian’s mum Natalie McMillan (25), previously of Scarlett Street, Burnley, attended the hearing and was jailed for 15 months for child neglect.