A couple, mother and step-father have been sentenced to 8 years in Wolverhampton, UK for abusing their 9 years old daughter. The child was starved and made to sleep in the out house without heating facility even in cold weather.
She was given sraps of food and wore only old rags; the abuse continued until the age of 12 when she was taken into a foster home where she was found to have TRENCH FOOT DISEASE. This was due to sleeping in cold damp conditions for long period.
Trench Foot disease was common among soldiers during World War 1 due to standing for long in water logged trenches resulting in numbness, swelling, sores and gangrene of the feet.
The girl in question is now 16 years old.