An evil mother who abused her baby son so horrifically he had to have both his legs amputated is back in jail after ‘having a fling with a sex offender’. 

Tony Hudgell, now nine, suffered multiple injuries, organ failure and sepsis at the hands of his mother, Jody Simpson and her partner Anthony Smith when he was just six weeks old. 

The pair were jailed for ten years back in 2018 but Simpson was released last February. 

However, Simpson is now back in prison after breaking her strict licence conditions by having ‘a relationship with a convicted sex offender’, The Sun has reported. 

Tony’s adoptive mother Paula from West Malling, Kent, was notified of the update last week. 

Tony Hudgell was abused so horrifically as a baby he had to have both legs amputated

Tony Hudgell was abused so horrifically as a baby he had to have both legs amputated 

Jody Simpson was jailed for ten years in 2018 for the abuse of Tony

Anthony Smith was jailed for ten years in 2018 for the abuse of Tony

Tony Hudgell, now nine, suffered multiple injuries, organ failure and sepsis at the hands of his mother, Jody Simpson and her partner Anthony Smith when he was just six weeks old

Tony's adoptive mother Paula from West Malling, Kent was notified of the update last week

Tony’s adoptive mother Paula from West Malling, Kent was notified of the update last week

Tony (pictured) displays an invitation he received to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace

Tony (pictured) displays an invitation he received to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace

She said: ‘The fact she’s been having a relationship with a convicted sex offender is shocking.

What is Tony’s Law?

Tony’s Law is an amendment to Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill that was voted by ministers on November 30 2021.

It is named after Tony Hudgell, who was abused by his parents as an infant and suffered life-changing injuries.

His parents, Tony Smith and Jody Simpson, were both jailed for ten years, which was the maximum sentence at the time.

The amendment will increase the maximum penalty for causing or allowing serious physical harm to a child from ten to 14 years, while causing the death of a child will rise from 14 years to life.

The tougher planned sentences could mean that anyone who causes or allows the death of a child or vulnerable adult in their care will face up to life imprisonment, rather than the current 14-year maximum.

‘It proves she’s still a risk to society and belongs behind bars.’

A spokesperson for the HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) said: ‘We don’t hesitate to recall offenders to custody if they break the rules.’ MailOnline has contacted HMPPS for further comment. 

Tony – who has had prosthetics on his lower legs since he was a toddler – has met with the Princess of Wales several times. 

In March, he had life-changing surgery in Sheffield that will enable him to be much more mobile into his teenage years and adulthood.  

Paula took to X to thank the staff who cared for Tony throughout the procedure. She wrote: ‘We are Home.

‘We would like to thank everyone for their incredible support and well wishes and the biggest thank you to Mr Fernandez and his wonderful team at Sheffield Children’s Hospital we were so well looked after. Back to Sheffield on Wed for our first appointment.’

Tony – who has won a Pride of Britain award – previously raised £2million for charity by walking long distances on his crutches. 

He initially set out to raise £500 for Evelina London Children’s Hospital that saved his life by walking 10km in 30 days in 2020 after being inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised more than £33million walking in his backyard. 

After completing his big walk, Tony met the Prince and Princess of Wales who ‘spent ages’ chatting with the youngster when the couple attended Together At Christmas carol concert at Westminster Abbey last year.

He has also met Prince Harry along with a string of celebrities. In 2022, he was singled out for his inspiration by former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Last December, Tony and his mother Paula met the Princess of Wales for the second time at the Day Centre at the Westminster Hospital

Last December, Tony and his mother Paula met the Princess of Wales for the second time at the Day Centre at the Westminster Hospital

The Princess of Wales with Tony Hudgell (left) during a visit to officially open the Evelina London Children's Day Surgery Unit at London's Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital

The Princess of Wales with Tony Hudgell (left) during a visit to officially open the Evelina London Children’s Day Surgery Unit at London’s Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital

Princess Charlotte of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales and Prince George of Wales post Christmas letters before The 'Together At Christmas' Carol Service at Westminster Abbey

Princess Charlotte of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales and Prince George of Wales post Christmas letters before The ‘Together At Christmas’ Carol Service at Westminster Abbey

Prince George appeared to post a Christmas letter to a 'Tony' before entering the Westminster Abbey

Prince George appeared to post a Christmas letter to a ‘Tony’ before entering the Westminster Abbey 

Despite the attention, Paula said of Tony: ‘He takes all of it in his stride, so to speak. He is just amazing.

‘He’s very much a people person. He can encapture a room of people and will talk to them all.’

In December, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis posted letters to Tony at their mother’s annual Christmas service.

Tony has also inspired a change to English law known as ‘Tony’s Law’, enacted in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022.

Tony’s Law called for increased prison sentences for those convicted of child cruelty and neglect.

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