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A father punished his children by making them stand by a window reciting the Koran whilst he assaulted him, a jury was told today (July 9).

It was part of 'physical, psychological and emotional abuse' allegedly carried out by the 49-year-old man from Bedford on his wife and six children.

Prosecutor Beverly Cripps told Luton Crown Court: "The abuse occurred on a regular basis and became the norm at the home. It was carried out by a domineering and controlling man.


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