Abducted by her psychotic spiritualist father and kept like a dog in his backyard, Judy suffered in a Manchester orphanage run by nuns before being taken to South Africa. There she ended up living wild on the streets. This is the story of her early years.
After a tormented childhood, much of which she lived as a feral child, Judy Westwater was determined to make her life meaningful. For the past ten years her unstinting efforts to help children in the violent townships of South Africa has been inspirational to many, earning her an Unsung Heroes Award in 2004.Her childhood story, was the subject of one of John Peel's most moving interviews on BBC Radio 4's Home Truths.