Burnley boy fled from window after mum hit him
7:00pm Tuesday 4th September 2012 in News
A 10-YEAR-OLD boy climbed out of a window and fled to his grandmother’s when his mum assaulted him after a drinking session, a court heard.
The victim was said to have been hit across the face by his mother, leaving him with a sore nose and split lip. The defendant then chased the youngster around the house, trying to wipe blood from the victim’s face, but he fled out of the bedroom window.
Burnley magistrates were told how the defendant, a carer and mother of two, had rowed with her partner when she came home from a night out, a little worse for wear.
She had never been in trouble before and social services were now involved with the family.
The woman, who cannot be named after the bench ordered the child should not be identified, admitted assault by beating on June 4, at Burnley.
She was given a two-year conditional discharge by the justices, who said the victim was vulnerable, and the defendant’s conduct had been a breach of trust.