Pauline Bubb, a 47 year-old single mum, endured beatings up to 30 times a day by her daughter, Sapphire, aged 9, and her son Spencer, aged 11. She would often lock herself away in her bedroom to escape from harm.
Her son was the first to start abusing his mother, when he stabbed her in the stomach with a pair of scissors.
The only one of her children didn’t resort to violence was Sapphire’s twin sister, Jorja, who would flee the room when the other two beat their mother.
Pauline turned to British television show, My Violent Child, as a last ditch attempt to stop the torture.