THREE people responsible for Baby Peter's death have all appealed for lesser sentences, it was revealed today.

Peter Connelly's mother Tracey Connelly, 28, and her former lover Stephen Barker, 33, had both previously lodged appeals, but now Barker's brother Jason Owen, 37, has also lodged a claim with the Court of Appeal.

Barker was also handed a minimum sentence of 10 years for raping a two-year-old girl and already has an appeal lodged against that sentence.

Connelly, Barker and Owen received minimum prison terms of five, 12 and three years respectively for causing or allowing Peter's death.

Owen, who changed his name by deed poll to separate himself from his brother, was the only one of the three who had been on bail preceding the start of the landmark trial.

He had been living with the couple at their home in Penshurst Road with his teenage girlfriend at the time of Peter's death on August 3.

Postmortem examinations revealed Peter had suffered more than 50 injuries, including fractured ribs and a broken back, at the time of his death.

The 17-month-old boy had been on Haringey Council's at-risk register and had regular contact with social services, doctors and other health workers over his short life.