Sean Lochrie was jailed for six years after attacking the young girl (Picture: Spindrift)
A man who broke a four-year-old girl’s arms and suffocated her in a cocaine-fuelled rage has been jailed for six years.
Sean Lochrie was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh on Thursday after he admitted to the ‘brutal assault’ in October last year.
The court heard the 33-year-old seized the young child, threw her about, and struck her on the head and body, leaving her with two broken arms.
The girl was taken to hospital, where it was found that she suffered bruising to her face, ears, head and eyes.
Prosecutor Lorraine Glancy KC: ‘The pattern of the injuries to her face and ears were most likely inflicted with significant force.
‘The eye injuries could indicate severe chest compression, or local skin pressure on her face such as suffocation.’
The High Court in Glasgow was told ‘significant force’ would have been needed to inflict such injuries on the child, who cannot be identified for legal reasons.
Ms Glancy told the court the youngster ‘refuses to speak about the events of the night she was injured’.
He had taken cocaine on the evening of the attack (Picture: Spindrift)
Lochrie phoned police at around 3.15am on October 29 to report that he had just woken up and a female he did not know was lying on the floor.
Officers said Lochrie appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance.
The child was taken to hospital by ambulance, where doctors at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow found she had two broken arms and extensive bruising.
Her urine tested positive for cocaine, indicating she had ingested it at the property.
During the sentencing hearing on Thursday, Iain McSporran KC, mitigating, said the incent was ‘extremely disturbing and distressing’.