ONE of the three people found guilty of causing Baby P's death has been successful in an appeal against his sentence.

Lodger Jason Owen, 38, of Bromley, was originally given an indeterminate sentence with a minimum term of three years at the Old Bailey in May.

An indeterminate sentence meant he would only be released when he was no longer considered a danger to the public.

But three judges in the Court of Appeal allowed his appeal against the indefinite term of imprisonment, and replaced it with a sentence of six years imprisonment.

Owen was jailed along with Baby Peter's mother Tracey Connelly, 28, of Penshurst Road, Tottenham, and his brother Steven Barker, 33, for causing or allowing the death of the 17-month-old.

Owen changed his name after the toddler's death to distance himself from the tragedy moved into Connelly's home with his 15-year-old runaway girlfriend.

His lawyer Tim Roberts, who represented him in the Baby P trial, argued an indefinite sentence in Owen's case was "wrong in principle" as there was no evidence he posed a significant risk of future serious harm to members of the public.

After deliberation Lord Justice Hughes accepted the argument and agreed to quash the sentence.

Baby P's mother dropped an appeal earlier this week.

A court date for Stephen Barker to appeal against his sentence after being found guilty of raping a 2-year-old girl is scheduled for November 24.