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Inside horror home where five children lived among soiled nappies and piles of rubbish before being rescued by police (4 Pics)

 Shocking pictures reveal the heartbreaking conditions five children were forced to live in before being rescued by police.
Officers found bags of rubbish strewn around, soiled nappies littering the floor and noted a strong smell of stale urine.
Police uncovered the squalid conditions after the children's school flagged up weeks of absences.
Heartbreakingly, one of the children told his new carers that he "blamed himself" for his family being separated because "I didn't go to school".
The defendants, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victims, were spared jail at Liverpool Crown Court.
 They will now "never care for their children again" after admitting five counts of child neglect.
The court was told about the mum's horrific upbringing - including being raped as a child - while the dad was heard to have become "overwhelmed" with the situation.
Gerald Baxter, prosecuting, told the court: "When the police attended, it took a long time to gain access but (the mum) eventually opened the door to let them in.
"The officers found rather shocking conditions inside the house beginning with the hallway.
"They noted, in particular, there were a number of bags of rubbish which were strewn around the house, while all over the floor there were soiled nappies, some of which appeared to have been trodden in.
 "There was also a strong smell of stale urine."
Mr Baxter said the living room was almost bare of furniture while there was no food in the fridge, although a chest freezer was "well stocked" with food.
Officers found some of the children, aged as young as two, in nappies.
The oldest, who was still primary school age, was wearing just a pair of underpants.
The court heard there were no clean cooking utensils in the filthy kitchen, reports Liverpool Echo .
Officers asked the mum why the house was in such a bad condition and she said that she was suffering from depression and struggled with the housework.
She also claimed one of her children had suffered with diarrhoea, which is why she had kept him off school.
Mr Baxter said doctors checked over the children and found no signs of deliberately inflicted injuries, although a psychiatrist noted "developmental delay".
None of the children will now be cared for by their parents.
Julian Linskill, representing the mum, aged in her late 20s, told the court his client suffered mental health difficulties stemming from her horrific childhood.
He said: "She has, in my submission, not resolved these problems satisfactorily."
Mr Linskill also told the court two of his client's close relatives had died shortly before the offences.
Ken Heckle, representing the dad, said his client had tried to get to grips with the situation in the home but had become "overwhelmed" and admitted he should have sought help.
The court heard neither defendant had previous convictions.
Judge Robert Warnock, passing sentence, said: "The fact is, for different reasons, each of you failed properly or indeed at all on some occasions to care for these five children.
"The circumstances in which the police found these children were, as you have both acknowledged, disgraceful.
"The consequences have been dire, not for you, but for the children.
"They will now not be raised within the family household, and that is a direct consequence of your neglect."
However, Judge Warnock said the defendants' lack of previous convictions, mental health difficulties and the fact the offences involved "neglect rather than malice" meant he could spare them immediate custody.
The pair were each sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work and 30 rehabilitation activity days with the Probation Service.

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