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‘My mother had a real thing about the soles of the feet. Walking with damaged feet is agony,’ says Christopher Spry. ‘I should know. It was one of the places she liked to beat us.’ Now 29, he calmly lists instances of torture at the hands of his foster mother, Eunice Spry. He went to live with her when he was three years old and was raised as her child for the next 13 years, with four siblings. From the age of five, they were all home-educated, isolated from the outside world. Spry was removed from his foster mother’s care at 16 when his oldest sister managed to contact the police. Eunice was convicted in 2007 and sentenced to 14 years in prison. The presiding judge said it was the worst case…