Burnley boy (10) assaulted by his drunken mum

Burnley Magistrates Court
Burnley Magistrates Court

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 woman cannot be named because the Bench ordered the child should not be identified. She admitted assault by beating and was given a two-year conditional discharge by Burnley magistrates who said the boy was vulnerable that her conduct had been a breach of trust.

The court was told the woman bursted the boy’s lip when she hit him across the face, also hurting his nose. She then chased the youngster around the house, trying to wipe blood from his face, but he left out of the bedroom window.

The defendant, a carer and mother of two, had rowed with her partner when she returned to the family home in Burnley, a little worse for wear after a night out.

She had never been in trouble before and Social Services were now involved with the family.

In mitigation, Mr Daniel Fraser (defending) said the evening was probably the first time she had been out this year. She had argued with her partner when she got home and he had left. The child was being rather disruptive and was “ kicking off.”

Mr Fraser added: “She pushed him away and this injury has been caused,” said Mr Fraser who added that the incident had been “ quite a wake- up call”, and that the woman accepted she might have been drinking too much. She had been to Inspire for help.