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Boy hit by mum with hairbrush put in care.

A BOY has been taken into emergency foster care after his mum hit him twice with a hair brush when he refused to go to school.

The 42-year-old single mum struck the eight-yearold on his shoulder - once with thebristles and then with the back of the brush.

The blows caused slight bleeding and he later told a teacher his shoulder hurt.

The mum admitted assaulting her son at South Somerset For the former parliamentary constituency, see .
South Somerset is a local government district in Somerset, England. Its council is based in Yeovil.

The district was formed on April 1, 1974, and was originally known as Yeovil, adopting its present name in 1985.
 magistrates court in Yeovil and will be sentenced on April 30.

She now sees her son for just two hours a week and has voluntarily agreed to attend an anger management course.

Stressed

Prosecutor Judy Morris told the court: "The boy said he had got up late and his mum was angry and sad. She then hit him on the shoulder once with the back and once with the spikes of the hairbrush.

"He said she was really stressed out and thought she needed help as she wanted him to be perfect." The mum admitted the incident on February 5.

Gareth Webb, defending, said: "His mother saw red, lost her temper, and struck the child twice, but immediately apologised afterwards af·ter·ward   also af·ter·wards
adv.
At a later time; subsequently.


afterwards or afterward
Adverb

later [Old English æfterweard]

Adv. 1.
."

An NSPCC NSPCC (in Britain) National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

NSPCC (Brit) n abbr (= National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) → Kinderschutzbund m 
 spokesman said: "Nobody could get away with hitting an adult with a hairbrush so they should not be able to get away with hitting a child with one."

Somerset County Somerset County is the name of four counties in the United States and one in England.

See:
  • Somerset, England
  • Somerset County, Maine
  • Somerset County, Maryland
  • Somerset County, New Jersey
  • Somerset County, Pennsylvania
 Council's Linda Barnett said: "Children's social care are working closely with this parent to enable her to return to caring for her son."
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