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Pair jailed for abusing young boys

A couple have been jailed for two years each after being found guilty of subjecting two young boys to appalling abuse.

Kristina Davies, 20, and Ricky Winter, 23, both of Canterbury Road, Margate, Kent, had previously denied eight counts of child neglect but were found guilty following a trial at Canterbury Crown Court last month, a spokeswoman for Kent Police said.

A paediatrician who treated the children told jurors it was the worst case he had ever encountered in 30 years of practice.

The injuries to the boys, who were both under the age of four and cannot be named for legal reasons, included bites to their genitals.

Davies and Winter also forced the children to stand in a corner with their hands on their heads for long periods of time and screamed in their faces on numerous occasions when they were looking after them in July last year.

During the period the boys suffered an array of injuries including fractured bones, bruises and bites.

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