A couple from King’s Lynn, Norfolk has been arrested for allowing their 11 year old son become extremely fat -15stones
They were questioned in March on suspicion of child neglect and cruelty. Police were alerted by doctors who treated youngster twice in one month.
Despite being nearly three times the recommended weight for a boy of his age and height, the child’s mother said his weight does not worry her.
She said: ‘His weight isn’t that much of a big deal’ and he is on a strict diet. “The whole of my husband’s side of the family is big. It’s genetics. You can be genetically fat.” The 43 year old mother defended herself
I only eat occasional kebabs. Our son’s favourite snack is steamed broccoli and he’s still big.’