The mother and father of an 11-year-old boy who weighs 15 stone have been arrested on suspicion of neglect for permitting their son to turn out to be overweight.
The man and lady, who haven’t been named, have been interviewed underneath warning on the grounds of kid cruelty.
The kid’s mom has claimed the household had been making an attempt to get the boy to reduce weight by encouraging him to play extra lively video games on his Wii video games console.
She additionally stated her household was predisposed to being obese.
The lady, from King’s Lynn in Norfolk, advised The Sun newspaper: “The thought they might take away my son scares me a lot.
“His weight isn’t that much of a big deal. “I’m chubby and the entire of my husband’s aspect of the household is large. It’s genetics – you may be genetically fats.”
Police have defended their resolution to arrest the mother and father, saying officers from the kid abuse investigation unit labored intently with well being and social companies to take care of “sensitive issues such as obesity and neglect of a child”.