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Petition launched by sadistic mother Eunice Spry's daughter to keep her away from Gloucestershire

By The Citizen  |  Posted: June 01, 2014

Eunice Spry

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The daughter of Britain's most sadistic mother has launched a petition after authorities revealed they plan to house the monster just 25 miles from her home.

Eunice Spry, 70, was jailed for 12 years after she was convicted of 26 charges of disgusting child abuse against her two foster children and an adopted daughter.

Evil Spry, born in Gloucester from Tewkesbury, routinely beat and abused the terrified youngsters, forcing them to drink bleach and urine, eat their own vomit, stand naked and cold for hours on end.

But authorities have told her adopted daughter Victoria Evans, 28, that the abuser will be helped to move just 25 miles away from her home when she is released next month.

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Engaged Victoria - who endured 19 years of torture - said: "I'm not scared of her now, but I just don't think she should be allowed to be housed just down the road from us.

"The probation service told me that she has not been interested in anything in prison - she hasn't taken part in any rehabilitation.

"She is coming out with the very same mindset she went in with.

"And now they want to house her just down the road from me. It's dreadful, it's heartbreaking.

"I'm not asking for anything, but I deserve to just feel secure, to just carry on trying to keep going the best I can.

"I have got on with my life. I'm happy and I'm stable. Why do they have to just slap her in the next county to me?

"If she comes anywhere near me I have friends now who will protect me - I'm not scared of her physically anymore.

"Even now, I see the swish of a ponytail out the corner of my eye when I'm out shopping and it gets my heart racing, thinking it is her.

"I thought prison would break her, but I feel gravely concerned that it seems she is still playing the system, still controlling people, still getting her way.

"I wish her no harm, but I don't want here anywhere near us and I never want to see her again.

"She is a psychopath and my concern is that being so close, she'll manage to find out where we are."

Victoria was handed over to Eunice when she was just 18 months old after her birth parents could no longer look after her.

She was regularly tortured by Spry, who would take her to a remote farm house and whip the soles of her feet with sticks which were then forced down her throat when she screamed.

Victoria was once tied up naked and left blindfolded - for three months.

Victoria was given a wheelchair after she miraculously survived a car crash that claimed the lives of two of her step-sisters to help her in the months after she left hospital.

But despite a rapid recovery, Spry banned her from walking until her leg muscles wasted away so she could continue her reign of terror, sandpapering the skin from her face.

She was arrested after Victoria escaped and informed police who arrested Spry, who to this day still denies any abuse.

Spry was found guilty of 26 charges, including unlawful wounding, cruelty to a person under 16, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, perverting the course of justice and witness intimidation.

But in spite of the horrors she suffered, Victoria - who hopes to set up a charity to help abuse victims - has moved on with her life.

She claims authorities have always promised to house her mother in the north of England.

Her petition which was launched on Sunday already has 1,728 signatures.

It states: "We call for an introduction of orders that prevent Eunice Spry from entering and living in the counties of Gloucestershire or Worcestershire.

"We also call for a complete ban on Eunice Spry from contacting each victim by phone, letter, computer or third party involvement.

"Any contact or sighting from Spry could have a serious detrimental effect upon each victims emotional well being."

A Ministry of Justice spokeswoman said last week: "Serious offenders released on licence are subject to strict conditions and controls including restrictions on their movements.

"If they fail to comply with these conditions they can be immediately returned to prison."


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