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Foster daughter abused by "Britain's most sadistic mother" was found dead at the age of 35


A foster daughter who was horribly abused by "Britain's most sadistic mother" has died at the age of 35. Police confirm the death is not suspect after her body was found on property in Cheltenham.

Victoria Spry was physically and mentally tortured by Eunice Spry for almost 20 years.

Jehovah's Witness, now 76, forced young Victoria and two other children in her care to eat their own excrement and vomit.

She also rammed the children's throats, rubbed their faces with sandpaper, and locked them naked in rooms for weeks.

Victoria Spry has died at the age of 35. She was tortured physically and mentally by the evil Eunice Spry for almost 20 years

Victoria and her siblings were beaten and attacked with hot pokers, machetes and cricket bats, and their heads were kept under water.

She eventually managed to escape and raise the alarm, resulting in Spry being jailed for 14 years, reduced to 12 on appeal, and released in 2014.

Eunice Spry (pictured) was named

Eunice Spry (pictured) has been called "Britain's most sadistic mother" after subjecting foster children to horrific abuse in her care

Despite her terrible ordeal, Victoria later worked with social workers to help them spot the signs of abuse.

Victoria, who wrote a book about her experiences called "Tortured", has since passed away at the age of 35.

Her death is not classified as a suspect and an investigation is expected to open later this week.

A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said: "Police were called to Pennine Road in Cheltenham shortly after 11:30 am on Tuesday, September 22nd, after it was reported that a woman's body was found in property.

"The death is being treated as not suspicious and the woman's next of kin has been informed.

"A file was given to the coroner."

Victoria's foster brother Christopher said Victoria wanted to be remembered for her mission to help children.

In tribute to the BBC, he said, “Your work with the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Board and Social Services was because you wanted our case to be Gloucestershire's final 'horror case'.

"I think her legacy will be the work she has done to help the next wave of social workers spot cases like ours sooner."

Victoria, Spry's oldest victim, had sticks down her throat and was naked and blindfolded.

She endured 17 years of torture before escaping and going to the police and putting Spry on trial.

Despite her nightmarish upbringing, brave Victoria continued to work as a social services advisor in Gloucestershire.

These are some of the conditions Victoria was held in Eustice Spry's house, where she was tortured for 17 years before escaping and going to the police

These are some of the conditions Victoria was held in Eustice Spry's house, where she was tortured for 17 years before escaping and going to the police

Despite her terrible upbringing at Eustice Spry's home in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire (pictured), the brave Victoria continued to work with social services to protect vulnerable children

Despite her terrible upbringing at Eustice Spry's home in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire (pictured), the brave Victoria continued to work with social services to protect vulnerable children

The judge who sentenced Eunice Spry said the abuse and the conditions the children had to live in (pictured) made it "the worst case in his 40 years as a lawyer".

The judge who sentenced Eunice Spry said the abuse and the conditions the children had to live in (pictured) made it "the worst case in his 40 years as a lawyer".

In 2015, she said she wanted to draw on her own experience and conduct further studies on child protection.

Victoria said, “My past has helped me tremendously.

"It's really nice to go to the same office that I was disappointed in as a little kid, now as a young woman helping other children."

She added: “Nine years ago, when Eunice was found guilty, I was given the opportunity to write the book, but I refused because it was the worst time.

“I wanted to concentrate on the operation and continue my education.

Some of the terrible mistreatment Victoria suffered from Eunice Spry

Eunice rammed sticks into the children's throats, rubbed their faces with sandpaper and locked them naked in the rooms for weeks

Victoria was tortured physically and mentally by the evil Eunice Spry for almost 20 years. She forced Victoria and two other children in her care to eat their own excrement and vomit

“As I got older, my brother and sister had written about it and they got a lot of understanding from people about it.

"It was really quite a liberating experience doing the book, but there are many other reasons."

She did not escape until she was allowed to accompany her younger brother to Jehovah's Witness meetings in Tewkesbury at the age of 17.

She broke down and told everything to a young couple in the group that she smuggled out of the house just before Christmas 2004.

It took three weeks to build up the courage to tell the police.

Jehovah's Witness Eunice Spryof Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire was convicted in April 2007 of 26 child abuse charges against children in her foster family.

She was sentenced to 14 years in prison and sentenced to pay £ 80,000.

When sentenced, the judge told Spry that this was "the worst case in his 40 years as a lawyer".

Eunice Spry was arrested when police raided her Tewkesbury home in February 2005 and found children living in appalling conditions like those shown here

Eunice Spry was arrested when police raided her Tewkesbury home in February 2005 and found children living in appalling conditions like those shown here

After keeping her children under the conditions shown, Jehovah's Witness Eunice Spry, 76, of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, was convicted of 26 child molestations in April 2007

After keeping her children under the conditions shown, Jehovah's Witness Eunice Spry, 76, of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, was convicted of 26 child molestations in April 2007

She was arrested when police raided her home in Tewkesbury in February 2005.

Following Spry's conviction, Gloucestershire County Council apologized for the "flaws" in its care system.

Important information that could have drawn the social workers' attention to the abuse was not passed on by the various agencies involved.

Her oldest foster son, Christopher Spry, nicknamed "Child C", published a book of the same name about his childhood with her.

Foster daughter Alloma Gilbert also released Deliver Me From Evil, while Victoria released Tortured in April 2015.

For confidential support or advice, call or visit the Samaritans free of charge on 116 123 www.samaritans.org.

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