February 5, 2018 12.20 pm This story is over 69 months old

Grimsby baby killer sacked from Lincoln restaurant job after providing fake ID

He was jailed in 2012 for the manslaughter of six-month-old baby.

A Grimsby man convicted of killing a baby in Cleethorpes managed to get a job at a Lincoln family restaurant after giving false details.

Damon’s on Doddington Road in Lincoln employed Jason Regrave, 30, after he provided identification claiming his name was Dylan Cooper.

Jason Redgrave was jailed in 2012 for the manslaughter of six-month-old Ethan Hopson after babysitting him in December 2011.

Ethan suffered a severe head injury and tragically died from his injuries after he was ‘beaten and shaken’ by Redgrave.

The six-month-old had interrupted a flirty text conversation Redgrave was having with his crying.

Redgrave was acquitted of murder but was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to eight years in prison, however was released in 2016 before reportedly moving to the Lincoln area.

Redgrave took on the persona of Dylan Cooper to land a job at Damon’s and was sacked by the restaurant on Saturday, February 3 after the false identity came to light.

Reportedly Redgrave had to serve cocktails to friends of six-month-old Ethan’s mum Karly when his real identity was uncovered.

In a statement for Lincolnshire Reporter Damon’s said: “The person concerned has used several alias and ID to gain employment.

“The directors of Damon’s have been made aware of this situation Saturday 3rd of February 2018 and with immediate effect have released Dylan Cooper from his employment at Damon’s Restaurant in Lincoln.

“On Saturday 3rd February Damon’s have communicated with all people who were affected by this issue.”