A two-year-old boy was kept in a homemade cage and another toddler was left riddled with injuries during a horrific catalogue of neglect.
A news outlet reported that evil Claire Boyle trapped the toddler in a modified cot, maintaining the cage was for the boy’s protection.
A second child, who escaped the neglect, was found to be so seriously bruised doctors thought he might have a blood disorder.
Previously a court learned that Claire Boyle had tried to sell a child for £1 million and had shaken him, screamed at him and abandoned him.
It only came to light after a four-year-old boy escaped from the flat by squeezing through a six-inch gap in the window and dropping four feet to the ground.
He was discovered alone in the street in his pJ’s in the rain after escaping the property.
When taken to hospital to be checked over, doctors found so many bruises they thought he may have blood cancer or a blood clotting disorder.
Dr Christine Findlay, a consultant paediatrician with NHS Ayrshire and Arran, said there were fingertip injuries on the four-year-old boy which suggested a child having been grabbed.
The paediatrician said the boy had so many bruises, doctors thought he may have an underlying medical condition which predisposed the child to bleed, a blood disorder, like haemophilia or leukaemia.
Boyle claimed the older boy self-harmed and the cot was modified to protect the younger boy and is now facing jail after racking up her third conviction for child neglect.
The 34-year-old and her partner Timothy Johnston, 57, were both sentenced to neglect on Thursday after a hearing at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.
The court heard a passer-by spotted the older boy alone in saturated nightwear in a street in Newmilns, Ayrshire, on October 3, 2018.
They alerted police, leading to an inquiry and when officers entered the home they discovered a younger child ensnared in the makeshift cage in a bedroom.
Giving evidence, Police Constable Adam Peppard said that the toddler’s nappy was full and hanging low and he was upset and that he was inside a makeshift cot, and that the bottom of the cot had been removed and strapped to the top to prevent the child from getting out, and that it had been turned into a very dangerous cage.
Now, this couple will be shoved into a cage, but that just won’t be good enough because these children have suffered at the hands of monsters, and these children will now suffer for the rest of their lives – this kind of abuse never goes away.
And it’s beyond me why some people are so evil to even think of hurting a child in this way when children are so precious, and once again, these children have been let down by social services – I mean, how many convictions did this woman need before something was done for these children?
Why was this woman and these children not being closely monitored?
There are no words for people like this, they should be put in prison and never be released again.
Social Services let her have her children with her, knowing she had other neglect convictions, how is that even possible? And if Social Services are allowing this to happen, what future have these children got?
She needs to be sterilised and given a life sentence, and Social Services need to be investigated.
These people are monsters of the highest degree, and perhaps they should be put in cages to be poked, prodded and punched every day, till they’re black and blue, then see how they like it.