April 2022

Cruel man and woman who denied two boys food and made them stand for hours in ‘stress positions’ are caged for 13 years

A cruel man and woman have been jailed for 14 years after they made two young boys stand for hours in “stress positions” and denied them both food.

Darren Paisley, 39, and Serena Sibson-Bartram, 34, were arrested after one of the boy’s schools raised concerns for their welfare in May 2018.

A police and social services investigation found the pair had subjected the youngsters to a horrific campaign of abuse over the space of four years.

It involved them mistreating and physically and verbally abusing the boys, including denying them food an drink and forcing them to stand in ‘stress positions’ for hours on end.

Paisley and Sibson-Bartram, of Telford, Shrops, were both charged with four counts of child neglect and were found guilty following a trial at Shrewsbury Crown Court.

Paisley was jailed for seven-and-a-half-years while Sibson-Bartram was caged for six-and-a half years at the same court on today.

A third defendant Samantha Paisley, 35, of Telford, pleaded guilty to child neglect and had her sentencing adjourned.