A couple face never seeing their four obese children again after failing to bring their weight under control.
In the first case of its kind, the children’s parents have been told by social workers that there is a strong possibility they will lose them for good.
Their three daughters, aged 11, seven and one, and five-year-old son, will either be fostered without contact or adopted.
The couple, who have been married for nearly 20 years, were given the ultimatum three years ago.
The family spent two years living in a council-funded house where they were constantly supervised and the food they ate monitored.
Source and full story: Metro, 4 September 2001