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Post by Guest on 24.09.10 19:55

Five family members charged with cruelty 'for keeping boy, 8, and his sister, 9, in cages'By Sarah Bruce
Last updated at 7:06 PM on 24th September 2010
Add to My Stories The grandparents and aunts of two young children have been charged with cruelty after police discovered sinister makeshift 'cages' in their Glasgow home.

Four women and one man were arrested when officers stumbled upon the scene after a nine-year-old girl ran away from school and refused to go home.

It is understood her eight-year-old brother was being held in a 'cage' when officials arrived at the house in a respectable suburb on the south side of the city.
'Caged': The grandparents and aunts of two young children have been charged with cruelty after police found sinister makeshift 'cages' in their Glasgow home
The adults were arrested and taken into custody on Friday, and appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday to be charged with cruel and unnatural treatment against a child.

All five adults were granted bail, but the two young siblings have been removed from their care.

An insider in the case revealed that the children - who cannot be named for legal reasons - were subjected to a suffocating regime where they were kept in the cages from early evening until leaving for school in the morning.

The source said: 'The cots had been built up like big cages to stop large children getting out of them.

'The children were going to school and when they got home they were put to bed in the cots early in the evening.

'They would not have been able to get out until they were let out for school the following morning.'

Police became involved when the children's grandmother reported the girl missing last Monday when she failed to come home from school.

Officers discovered the worrying sleeping arrangements as they searched the red-brick semi-detached house.

The family members - four women aged 18, 32, 32 and 52, and a man aged 52 - were arrested four days later, detained in custody over the weekend and appeared in court on Monday morning.

They made no plea and were released on bail, on condition they did not approach the children.

A Strathclyde Police spokesman spokeswoman confirmed: 'We can confirm that four women and a man were arrested and detained in police custody on Friday, September 17, in connection with Section 12 of the Children and Young Persons Act.'

Section 12 relates to 'cruel and unnatural treatment towards a child'.

It is understood the children have 'a complex background' and were living with extended family because of their parents' addiction issues.

It is believed the family is known to social workers, and the children have been living with their grandparents for at least two years.

A Glasgow City Council spokesman said: 'This is now a matter for the courts and it would therefore be inappropriate to comment further.'

The new occupants of the family's former home in the city said the property was 'filthy' when they moved in late in 2008, with holes in the walls.



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Re: Five charged for keeping children in cages

Post by Cherry on 24.09.10 22:22

they shouldnt have been given bail imo - they are a danger to children!

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Stick them in a cage

Post by Tony Bennett on 24.09.10 22:37

candyfloss wrote:Five family members charged with cruelty 'for keeping boy, 8, and his sister, 9, in cages'...The grandparents and aunts of two young children have been charged with cruelty after police discovered sinister makeshift 'cages' in their Glasgow home....a nine-year-old girl ran away from school and refused to go home...her eight-year-old brother was being held in a 'cage' when officials arrived at the house in a respectable suburb on the south side of the city. An insider in the case revealed that the children were subjected to a suffocating regime where they were kept in the cages from early evening until leaving for school in the morning...when they got home [from school] they were put to bed in the cots early in the evening. They would not have been able to get out until they were let out for school the following morning. It is understood the children...were living with extended family because of their parents' addiction issues. It is believed the family is known to social workers...The new occupants of the family's former home in the city said the property was 'filthy' when they moved in late in 2008, with holes in the walls.
Drugs.

Drink.

Let the punishment fit the crime.

Stick them in a cage.

For a long time.

Prison is too good for them.

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Post by littlepixie on 24.09.10 23:00

Broke my heart reading this. Grandparents doing this to their own grand- children. I wonder if they got boarding out payments or child tax credit for these children and that was the only reason they took them.
At the moment it seems there is a crisis in this Country with parents who cannot care or do not want to care for their own children. Mothers who are regularly dumping their children on a Friday night at Social Services Offices then wanting them back on a Monday, so I've heard.

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Something has to give

Post by Tony Bennett on 24.09.10 23:19

@littlepixie wrote:Broke my heart reading this. Grandparents doing this to their own grand- children. I wonder if they got boarding out payments or child tax credit for these children and that was the only reason they took them.

At the moment it seems there is a crisis in this country with parents who cannot care or do not want to care for their own children. Mothers who are regularly dumping their children on a Friday night at Social Services Offices then wanting them back on a Monday, so I've heard.
You can't pay the baby-sitter AND afford six glasses of wine, three sambucas and six lines of coke on both Friday and Saturday.

Especially if you want to 'sleep over' somewhere.

Something has to give.

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Post by ufercoffy on 24.09.10 23:25

You're so naughty Mr B

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Post by aiyoyo on 25.09.10 11:19

@Tony Bennett wrote:
@littlepixie wrote:Broke my heart reading this. Grandparents doing this to their own grand- children. I wonder if they got boarding out payments or child tax credit for these children and that was the only reason they took them.

At the moment it seems there is a crisis in this country with parents who cannot care or do not want to care for their own children. Mothers who are regularly dumping their children on a Friday night at Social Services Offices then wanting them back on a Monday, so I've heard.
You can't pay the baby-sitter AND afford six glasses of wine, three sambucas and six lines of coke on both Friday and Saturday.

Especially if you want to 'sleep over' somewhere.

Something has to give.



Its not idle situation leaving them with social services office for weekend and reclaiming them weekday, but far better than leaving them alone in the dark, and geting pissed. Yes, something got to give, and its always the children who suffer at the hands of these irresponsible adults. If there is such a thing as a certification or badge for parenthood then some parents dont merit renewal, in fact their children should be taken away from them.

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