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Paris children found living in appalling conditions

French authorities are investigating an Indian couple for neglect after their three small children were found living in appalling conditions in their flat.

An inquiry began after the mother's indifferent attitude to the birth of her baby girl on New Year's Day aroused suspicion among medical staff.

Social services found her brothers, aged two, five and six, living in the flat in a suburb of northern Paris.

It seems the boys had never left the flat in all their lives.

Hugh Schofield reports.

  • 21 Mar 2014