AFTER months of being cloaked in anonymity, the couple responsible for Baby P’s death can today be exposed - two years after the tragic incident.

Throughout the court case which started in September 2008, the identity of Baby P's mother, Tracey Connelly, 27, and her former partner, Stephen Barker, 33, who grew up on Tottenham's Ferry Lane Estate, were shrouded in secrecy to ensure a fair subsequent trial.

Connelly pleaded guilty to causing or allowing the death of a child but was later cleared by a jury of the rape of a young child.

Barker was found guilty on both counts and has been jailed for life.

Jason Owen, 37, of Bromley, who was also found guilty of causing or allowing the death of a child, has already been named and had his photograph published in connection with his role in the horrific abuse case.

And for the first time, the press can also reveal that Owen and Barker are brothers. Owen and his under-aged runaway girlfriend had moved in with the family after fleeing south London amid controversy surrounding their relationship.

Baby P was just 17-months-old when he died.

In court, it was said Barker had used the toddler as a punchbag. He was found dead in his blood-spattered cot in August 2007 having suffered a catalogue of horrific injuries including a broken back, eight fractured ribs and had been punched with such force that he swallowed a tooth. Many of his fingertips and nails had also been forcibly removed.

It is believed that Barker inflicted the abuse while Connelly and Owen both failed to stop it. Judge Stephen Kramer branded Connelly "selfish and manipulative", more concerned with saving her relationship than protecting her child. Connelly claims she had no idea of the abuse her partner was inflicting on her only son.

Barker and Owen were spotted on CCTV carrying bin bags full of bloody clothes to Tottenham Cemetery where they planned to bury them in the hours after Baby P's death.

Connelly has lodged an appeal to have her sentence shortened and Barker to overturn his rape conviction.

Connelly, now in a women's prison in Durham, could be freed as as early as 2012 because of time already spent.