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An evil mum and pop compelled their wholesome daughter to make use of a wheelchair so they might declare further profit money.

Cruel mother and father Louise Law, 50, and Martin Law, 54, each from close to Goole, Yorkshire, made their younger daughter stay a life crammed with medical interventions simply so they might “scam” the system and get incapacity funds and a mobility automobile.

But when she was 12 the lady was put into foster care and made a “miraculous recovery” and “stopped taking medication and started behaving like a normal, healthy child.”

Louise Reevell, prosecuting at Hull Crown Court, said that the cruelty happened between 2012 and 2017 when the couple’s daughter was aged between seven and 12, reports HullLive.

Louise Law and Martin Law both fabricated illnesses and exaggerated symptoms over their daughter’s health.

Mrs Reevell said: “Some of this was to obtain enhanced welfare payments.”

The lady was put into foster care on the age of 12.

“At this stage, overnight, she appeared to make a miraculous recovery and did not require a wheelchair,” mentioned Mrs Reevell. “She stopped taking medication and started behaving like a normal, healthy child.”

The sufferer was interviewed in September 2022, when she was aged 18, and she or he mentioned that the behaviour from her mother and father began when she was aged 5 or 6. She mentioned in a press release: “My parents would tell me that I couldn’t walk properly and I had a limp.

“I used to be subjected to bullying as a result of I used to be in a wheelchair. I missed out on doing PE. I missed out on doing the conventional issues that different girls and boys had been doing at break time. PE was one thing I loved doing. I used to be taken into care at 12 years outdated and I discovered this scary on the time.”

She added: “The wheelchair grew to become a barrier to make relationships and friendships. I’ve not had the chance to do the strange childhood issues that folks with strange mother and father did.

“I have no idea why my mother would do this other than they wanted money.”

Louise Law, 50, of Harvest Way, Rawcliffe Bridge, near Goole, admitted an offence of child cruelty. She changed her plea on the day of a scheduled trial.

Her ex-husband, Martin Law, 54, formerly of Marshfield Road, Goole, but currently living in a care home, was ruled unfit to enter a plea but a jury found that he did commit the act of child cruelty.

A judge has now jailed her mum Louise Law, for six years and nine months and her father Martin Law was made the subject of a guardianship order, initially for six months.

Dale Brook, mitigating for Louise Law, said: “This just isn’t gratuitous degradation of a sufferer or sadistic behaviour.”

Oliver Shipley, representing Martin Law, said that the defendant was currently in a care home. He had not been brought to court.

Judge Kate Rayfield: “You repeatedly raised the difficulty of her being given a wheelchair. You had been repeatedly suggested towards it. This was a rip-off.”