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Couple Escape Jail for Child Neglect

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7:09am 22nd October 2013

A couple from south east Cornwall have walked free from court, after letting a little girl's weight to plummet to half what is normal for her age.

Truro Crown Court heard how the eight year old was so thin her bones showed through her skin.

The judge said she could have been malnourished for up to two years before the couple asked for help from a doctor.

By then teachers had noticed her stealing food from other pupils' plates at lunchtime.

Her mum and partner have been handed twelve month suspended sentences after being found guilty of neglect.

We are not allowed to tell you their names for legal reasons.

The mother's lawyer said: "The tragic thing is that the child went unnoticed to everyone including the school ... this family has been punished enough because of her actions and she knows that."

The little girl has now been diagnosed with Coeliac disease, where sufferers have an intolerance of gluten. She is now said to be recovering well after being put on a special diet.

Judge Peter Johnson said: "I remain at a loss as to why you did not take her to the doctors before January 2011."

He ordered that the couple, who have since split up, be put under the supervision of the probation service.

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7:09am 22nd October 2013

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