Derry parents jailed after children found in horrific conditions

Two sisters from Derry are in foster care and awaiting adoption proceedings after their parents were jailed yesterday for child cruelty by neglect.

Derry Crown Court was told that in August 2009, police entered the home on a seperate matter and found the girls, both aged under three, naked, covered in faeces, and locked in a room. Harrowing evidence was given about the squalor in which the girls were living.

Thje court was told the childrens' father had developed alcohol problems and their mother became severely depressed when pregnant with thweir third child.