A leading scientist who assaulted and abused her three adopted children for almost a decade has been jailed.
Dr Jill Newcombe-Buley punched, slapped and suffocated the youngsters and even stamped on one with a stiletto heel, a court heard.
Newcombe-Buley – who has since been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder – also plunged them into ice-cold baths and smothered them with a pillow during years of ‘systematic’ abuse.
One child was hit over the head with a dustbin, causing a gash, after the chemist gave up work but failed to cope with life as a mum and housewife.
Her husband, chemist Dr Nicholas Newcombe, admitted child neglect after he failed to report her to the authorities.....read more