Could It Happen Here? UK Parents Arrested Because Their Child Is Obese

A couple has been arrested by police on suspicion of cruelty and neglect of their obese child

By Chris Carrington | Activist Post

A 49-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman, from King’s Lynn in Norfolk, were questioned by officers over the child’s care and released on bail.

Police said intervention at this level was “very rare” and only occurred where other attempts to protect the child had been unsuccessful.

A spokeswoman added police were working with health and social services.

The Sun reported the couple’s 11-year-old son is 5ft 1in (1.5m) and 15 stone (210 pounds), with abody mass index (BMI) of 41.8.

It alleged that concerned teachers and doctors prompted intervention by social services and then police.

Police and Norfolk County Council said it would not discuss the “victim” or the circumstances of the case.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Ponzizej)

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