Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Parents Arrested For Their Obese 11-Yr-Old Son Who Weighs Almost 100kg

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Some parents in the UK with an 11-year-old boy who, at five feet tall, reportedly weighs 95Kg or 210 pounds have been arrested for letting him become obese. Yes, that's right. They were not given a talking to, or told to get counseling. They were not given a free gym membership for the child. They were arrested by the police on suspicion of child neglect and cruelty.

The doctors who monitor the boy's health and the teachers at the specialist school he attends had raised an alarm earlier, and when his weight reached 95kg, they alerted the police. The parents were then taken to a police department for case investigation.

But the parents say it's not their fault, they claim their genes are to blame. Do you agree with the parents that some people can be genetically predisposed to be obese and easily gain weight? I see their point but I think almost 100kg at just 11years old is a bit extreme.

The Independent reports;

The 49-year-old and his wife, 43, were both questioned under caution after doctors at the Queen Elizabeth hospital contacted police after treating the boy twice in March.

The pair were subsequently visited by social workers and agreed to a letter of intent over the 11-year-old’s care.  If they fail to comply, legal proceedings will reportedly be started to take the child into care.

But the pair insisted they were trying to keep their son at a healthy weight and encouraged him to take regular exercise.

They said they had been threatened with legal action earlier this year and had signed up to a voluntary plan to address their son’s weight issues, with little success.

“The idea that they could take away my son scares me so much. I’m nothing without my kids,” his mother told the newspaper.

“I’m chubby and the whole of my husband’s side of the family is big. Its genetics – you can be genetically fat.”

And his father added: “He’s always been big. He was born with shovels for hands and spades for feet. Everyone on my side of the family is big. There’s nothing we can do about it. I only eat occasional kebabs. Our son’s favourite snack is steamed broccoli – and he’s still big.”

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