Foster son forced to eat his own poo by ‘Britain’s most sadistic mum’

Caleb Gilbert is the latest victim of twisted foster mother Eunice Spry to speak out about the bizarre life he and his siblings endured.

Spry, now 76, inflicted horrific and sickening abuse on some of the children in her care.

One of the children who suffered at her hands, Victoria Spry, died last month aged just 35 and her family claim the lasting impact of the physical and mental torture inflicted by the led to her untimely death.

Spry forced Victoria and two of her siblings to eat their own excrement and vomit. She hit the children with cricket bats, knives and even a red hot poker to “discipline” them – leaving them locked naked in cold rooms for weeks at a time.

Victoria eventually managed to escape and raise the alarm and Spry was jailed for 14 years, reduced to 12 on appeal – and released in 2014.

Caleb, now 28, says that he thought the brutal beatings he witnessed were “normal” and only discovered the true scale of the abuse going on in the house in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire after Spry’s arrest.

He says he escaped the worst of Spry’s savagery because he was young enough for her to believe she could still "mould" him.

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He says he “sort of knew” that the fanatical Jehovah’s Witness had done “horrible things” but he shut himself off from the reality of the situation.

"I shut off and I react like it didn't happen. I could explain it as going numb,” he says.

He says he can still vividly remember the say Spry was arrested: "I woke up to a massive commotion and three armed police in my bedroom, so I obviously knew then that something was wrong.”

He says Spry was manipulative to the very last, calling out “mummy loves you” to him as police dragged her away from her filthy home.

Spry didn’t allow Caleb to go to school, and even today he struggles with reading and writing as a result. It was only when Caleb’s key worker read him extract from his brother Christopher's book that he learned some of the more shocking details of Spry’s “parenting.”

Christopher said: “It had no electric, no water, we had to use a hose pipe to try and clean ourselves.

“There was very little food and I used to eat chicken pellets to try and survive.”

Christopher remembers being tied to the back of a van by his feet and dragged around a 13-acre field.

He recalled: “I was dragged round that field, my head hitting lumps of mud the size of myself,” he said.

“I blacked out multiple times. I was bleeding all over. I kept waking up and I was still being dragged.”

When details of Spry’s abuse emerged at her trial, Judge Simon Darwall-Smith told her it was the worst case he had come across in 40 years in law.

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