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How lockdown may have provided ‘cover’ for deadly child abuse in England

Sentencing of stepfather of Jacob Crouch for boy’s murder is latest case from first year of Covid-19

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, Star Hobson, Finley Boden and Jacob Crouch were killed during a seven-month period in 2020 after being subjected to sustained abuse by adults who were supposed to be caring for them.

Arthur, a six-year-old who loved football and superheroes, was murdered by his stepmother in June 2020 after weeks of abuse and torture, including being poisoned with salt-laced drinks and forced to stand in isolation for up to 14 hours.

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