Tracey Connelly was jailed in 2009 for allowing her son to die (Met Police)
The mother who allowed Baby P to be tortured to death is set to be released from prison, the Parole Board has confirmed.
Tracey Connelly was jailed indefinitely with a minimum of five years in May 2009 for causing or allowing the death of her son Peter - also known as Baby P.
She admitted to doing nothing as the 17-month old boy was tortured to death by her boyfriend Steven Barker and his brother Jason Owen in 2007.
As Connelly served several hundred days in jail on remand following her arrest in 2007, her five-year minimum term expired in 2012, meaning she was eligible for parole.
Baby P died on 3 August 2007 with more than 50 injuries, including a broken back. He was discovered at his mother's north London flat in a blood-covered cot.
He died being despite listed on the at-risk register and receiving more than 60 visits from police, social workers and health professionals over an eight-month period.
The Parole Board said: "We can confirm that a three-member panel of the Board has directed the release of Tracey Connelly. Tracey Connelly first became eligible for parole in August 2012, and at that time a Parole Board panel made no recommendation to release.
"This is the second parole review for Tracey Connelly. The decision to release is a matter for the Board, which is independent - arrangements and the date of the release are a matter for the Secretary of State. We are unable to comment further on the specifics of this case."
Baby P died on August 3 2007 with more than 50 injuries (Met Police)
It is believed Connelly will not be given a new identity upon her release. She is understood to be currently detained at Low Newton jail near Durham.
The Parole Board said they took into account a number of factors before making their decision. These include the nature of the offence, the prisoner's progress in jail and statements made on her behalf.
Reports from psychologists, probation officers and prison officers are also considered.
Barker was given a life sentence with a minimum of 10 years for raping a two-year-old girl as well as a 12-year concurrent sentence for playing a "major part" in Baby P's death.
Owen was jailed indefinitely with a minimum of three years, which was later changed to a fixed six-year sentence on appeal.
He was released in 2011 but sent back to jail in April this year.
Connelly's boyfriend Steven Barker (L) and his brother Jason Owen
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