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David Tucker, the head of policy at the NSPCC, said the sentence given to Magdelena Luczak and Mariusz Krezolek reflected the public "revulsion" at the way Daniel Pelka was treated by people that should of been caring for him.
In sentencing Daniel Pelka's mother and her partner to life with a minimum term of 30 years, Mrs Justice Cox said:
"Both of you are in breach of what is probably the most important position of trust, as the parents of a small child who was entitled to their protection, their love and their care.
"Your breach of trust, Magdalena Luczak, is wholly irreconcilable with the loving care that a mother should show towards her own son."
Daniel Pelka's mother Magdelena Luczak and her partner Mariusz Krezolek have been sentenced to life with a minimum term of 30 years, after being found guilty of his murder.
The four-year-old, who was a victim of a campaign of starvation and abuse, died of a head injury in March 2012.
Judge points out the deliberate and extensive lies of Magdelena Luczak and her partner Mariusz Krezolek to "save their own skins" and says they are both equally guilty of Daniel Pelka's murder.
Delivering her sentence, the judge at Birmingham Crown Court has said there was "deeply shocking and disturbing" and "escalating and incomprehensible cruelty" towards Daniel Pelka.
Barrister for Daniel's mother Magdelena Luczak says "she came to this country hoping for a better life...now has lost everything including her children".
Birmingham Crown Court hears Daniel Pelka's mother Magdelena Luczak has lost everything and her situation is "truly desperate".
The barrister for Mariusz Krezolek, the Polish partner of Daniel Pelka's mother, claims he is "deeply ashamed" but the judge at Birmingham Crown Court says she has seen no evidence.
New information has emerged today about Mariusz Krezolek, he was reportedly arrested in Britain six times since coming here from Poland and jailed three times for driving offences.
His sister has also told a newspaper this morning that he was also wanted for offences in Poland although police here in the West Midlands have said that they were unaware of that.
Nevertheless it has provoked questions about whether Krezolek should have been deported from this country.
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Questions have been raised over the murder of Daniel Pelka, after his mother and stepfather were jailed for 30 years today.
A couple have been jailed for a minimum of 30 years for murdering four-year-old Daniel Pelka, in March 2012.