Father found guilty of child cruelty

    Robert Coyle, who brought up his daughters in squalor for 10 years,
    was given an 18-month sentence for child cruelty last week.

    Coyle, 32, bred dogs in the home he shared with his daughters, aged
    12 and 14. They were taken into care in May when found to be
    underweight, dirty and suffering from head lice. Judge Richardson
    said the children had been “appallingly” neglected.

    A spokesperson for Camden Council said the family was known to it
    and information had been passed to the area child protection
    committee to decide whether a serious case review should be
    initiated.

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