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Darren Sykes, the evil father traps his sons in the attic in revenge - Britain's Darkest Taboos

Darren Sykes sitting on a park bench with his sons, Jack and Paul

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On the 22nd October 2014 Darren Sykes lured his sons Jack and Paul into the attic then set fire to the house. Jack and Paul’s mother Claire Throssell reveals how Darren's behaviour spiralled out of control and the devastating impact of his actions. Britain’s Darkest Taboos tells the stories of some of the most shocking and disturbing crimes within families and relationships. Every family’s worst nightmares are relived and re-told in unflinching detail by those left behind – by the families and friends, and by others whose lives have been touched - like the police officers and reporters involved in the cases.