Even more stupid parent tricks from England

Not to be outdone by the couple who locked their 11-year old in a cell for a year, a couple in South Wales locked their 3-year old in a cell-like room with no heat and no lighting. Oh, and it was snowing outside too.

When police arrived and liberated the boy, they found him covered in feces and just hours from death. The officer who rescued him, said “His eyes rolled to the back of his head with his breathing shallow, he was ice cold and lifeless.”

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Stupid parent tricks in England: more outrageous punishments for minor offenses

An 11-year old boy raided the family fridge. Big deal–I’d be amazed if an 11-year old didn’t raid the fridge. But for his parents, that simple act was so bad that they made him spend every night in a tiny jail-cell of a room–concrete walls and floor, no windows (the only one had been bricked up), a bare bulb for light, and a ratty mattress and sleeping bag for warmth.

Apparently there was a starvation element, too. Doctors who examined the boy after his rescue said he was underweight and anemic.


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