London: A woman in Britain has been found keeping her 10-year-old son locked up in a coal-bunker for over a year for being naughty or stealing food from the kitchen. His room had a soiled mattress, a dirty sleeping bag and a urine-filled potty.
The youngster slept in the padlocked outhouse every night and was imprisoned for hours at a time during the day if he misbehaved.
While the woman, in her 30s, and her partner, in his 40s, lived in comfort in the main house, a tiny window and a badly-wired lightbulb provided the boy light and he was often fed lumps of butter or raw meat in the tiny bunker, the Daily Mail reported.
Police described the conditions as "barbaric" after the boy's mother and her partner admitted to child cruelty in court....more
03:50 AM, Apr 23, 2012