Hoarders Given Suspended Sentence For Child Cruelty

A couple from Bedfordshire have been given a suspended jail sentence for making their children live in a house full of clutter.

The man and women, both in their forties, pleaded guilty to four charges in what's thought to be the first prosecution for hoarding.

The court heard that there were piles of clothes in the bedrooms and toys and other items from car boot sales all over the house. 

Police and social workers who went to the three-bedroom terraced property found the youngsters were eating their meals on the stairs because the kitchen was so cluttered.

The judge at the Old Bailey furiously told them they were lucky he was not jailing them immediately.

As well as a six months jail suspended for two years, they were also ordered to do 150 hours unpaid work each.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Lucy Ellis

10pm - 1am

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Lucy Ellis

On TV: Have To Love Them! 60 Guilty...

9pm - 1am

Watch heart TV

Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Shopping Our Advertisers

Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart 96.9

Follow Heart on Twitter