Star Hobson's mother told she is a 'marked woman' as she carries out sentence in same prison as Rose West

Frankie Smith was handed an eight-year sentence for allowing her daughter’s death and is currently in HMP New Hall, West Yorkshire

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The mother of Star Hobson has been warned by prisoners that she is a “marked woman”.

Frankie Smith, 20, who was handed an eight-year sentence for allowing her daughter’s death is currently in a single cell at a closed category prison in HMP New Hall, West Yorkshire.

A source told The Sun: “She’s a marked woman and it won’t be long before someone gets to her.

“She’s on the lifers’ wing so there are plenty of women with very little to lose who will attack her for the price of a few bars of chocolate or some toiletries.”

Smith will eat in the same vicinity as other prisoners, infamous serial killer Rose West is amongst those in residence.

It comes as Savannah Brockhill has been placed in a separation unit in jail after her sentencing to prevent other prisoners from attacking her.

Bouncer and security guard Brockhill, 28, was jailed for life at Bradford Crown Court alongside Star’s mother.

The killing of Star and details of how she was subjected to months of assaults and psychological harm have caused a national outcry, especially as the trial came so soon after the case of murdered Solihull six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.

Brockhill, who is currently in HMP Styal in Cheshire, has been separated for her safety as prisoners have labelled her their “number one target”.

The jail has a population of 486.

A source told MailOnline: "Brockhill has been put in separation in Styal for her own protection.

"She’ll be the number one target there. Prisoners will be queuing up to try and shank her."

The woman who murdered 16-month-old Star Hobson must serve a minimum of 25 years in prison, according to a judge who said the toddler’s short life was “marked by neglect, cruelty and injury”.

After she was found guilty of murder on Tuesday, Brockhill was branded “pure evil” by Mr Fawcett, who said she had “ascended from the bowels of hell”.

The Bradford Partnership, which includes the agencies which had contact with Star during her short life, said on Tuesday: “We need to fully understand why opportunities to better protect Star were missed.”

The safeguarding partnership said a review into the case will be published next month, but it “deeply regrets” that “not all the warning signs” were spotted.

Bradford Council leader Susan Hinchliffe said Star was “let down”.

Keighley and Ilkley Tory MP Robbie Moore said Bradford Council leaders should “hang their heads in shame” and resign.

Star was taken to hospital from the flat where she lived with Smith in Wesley Place, Keighley, on September 22 2020, but her injuries were “utterly catastrophic” and “unsurvivable”, prosecutors told the two-month trial.

Jurors heard Smith’s family and friends had growing fears about bruising they saw on the little girl in the months before she died.

In each case, Brockhill, of Hawthorn Close, Keighley, and Smith, of Wesley Place, Halifax Road, Keighley, managed to convince social workers that marks on Star were accidental or that the complaints were made maliciously by people who did not like their relationship.

Brockhill was jailed for life on Wednesday with a minimum term of 25 years before she is considered for parole.

Smith was cleared of murder but was convicted of causing or allowing the toddler’s death – an offence with a 14-year maximum prison sentence.