Friday, 31 October 2014

Parents sent to prison for neglecting son leaving him blind

Parents sent to prison for neglecting son leaving him blind 


A young boy, aged 11, developed cataracts and went blind after he was kept with his two-year-old sister in unsanitary conditions.

His parents, Gillian Hendry and Craig Dick from Stockton-on-Tees, have been jailed for two and half years and two years and three months respectively.
A leaked social services report has slammed council staff for not intervening for the two children despite several opportunities between 2007 and 2013.
Dated: 30/10/2014 Child cruelty couple Craig Dick and his partner Gillian Hendry, who were jailed at Teesside Crown Court after they forced two neglected children, a boy aged 12 and a girl aged 2, to live in squalor at their Teesside home resulting in the boy becoming blind in one eye. It has since emerged that the boy had scrawled 'help me' on the wall outside his bedroom in a desperate cry for help. Picture shows the squalor in the couples' home. See Story.
The report on the case said:  ‘(The boy) reported that he was blind in his left eye.
‘He said he remembered his eye being sticky then cloudy before going black.
‘Miss Hendry appeared to be oblivious to his eye and claimed to be unaware that (the boy) was unable to see.’

Dated: 30/10/2014 Child cruelty couple Craig Dick and his partner Gillian Hendry, who were jailed at Teesside Crown Court after they forced two neglected children, a boy aged 12 and a girl aged 2, to live in squalor at their Teesside home resulting in the boy becoming blind in one eye. It has since emerged that the boy had scrawled 'help me' on the wall outside his bedroom in a desperate cry for help. Picture shows the squalor in the couples' home. See Story.

The boy’s case had actually been closed twice before the full extent of his parent’s neglect and cruelty was exposed.
Bedrooms were found to be used as toilets and the home playing host to vermin and other unhygienic parasites.
The staircase was found dirty with trodden in food and bin bags found on steps full of soiled nappies.

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