Our thanks to Keith for this. Excerpts:
A woman kept children in a stinking house of horrors with human waste smeared on the walls, a court has heard.
Claire Greenley, 35, even said police would have “a fight on their hands and the street would help out” when she was told officers were on their way to rescue the children.
Hull Crown Court heard how the youngsters who were in Ms Greenley’s care were left in squalid conditions with human excrement smeared on the sink, windows, walls and stairs.
The children, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were found to have suffered “emotional and psychological harm” and are now recovering…
There was “faecal matter” on the sink unit and “three to four human stools on the stairs, which had dried and clearly been there for some time and stepped in”. The visitors also found “faeces smeared on the wall of a bedroom”…
Cathrine Kioko-Gilligan, mitigating, said Greenley had previously been the victim of domestic violence, [J4MB emphasis] and suffered mental health problems after the breakdown of that relationship.