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Feb 07

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ENGLAND – Mum: I’m always getting drunk with my 11-year-old son

Young boozer ... an 11-year-old was hospitalised after getting drunk with mum (posed by model)
Young boozer … an 11-year-old was hospitalised after getting drunk with mum (posed by model)

 

A DRINK-SODDEN mum who went on a boozing binge with her 11-year-old son told horrified onlookers: “We always get drunk together.”

The lad — more than twice the drink-drive limit after swigging vodka and lager — was staggering into the road, a court heard.

He wound up in hospital but she walked free after admitting child cruelty in Hull.

A shocked onlooker called cops after spotting the drunken pair arguing outside a store.

He was swigging from a bottle and pulling a large red toy fire engine, which he fell off when he tried to sit on it, the court heard.

Clerical officer Rachel Bibby said: “The boy was staggering. I was worried that he would be run over.

“He had a large bottle of what appeared to be a bright green flavoured vodka shot. His mother wanted the bottle but he refused to give it to her.” The mother then bought a can of Foster’s lager and asked to swap drinks.

Mrs Bibby said: “She took the bottle off the lad and gave him the lager. He had a mouthful, decided he didn’t want it and began shaking liquid in his mum’s face.

“She shouted, grabbed him by the shoulder and poured the remaining lager over his head.” She said the mum told her: “We always get drunk together and he always acts like this.”

Hull Crown Court heard that after cops arrived the boy slumped to the ground and was taken to hospital. It was 8pm and the mum, thought to be in her 30s, said they had been together since 9am.

But she insisted: “I’ve done nothing wrong.”

The lad had 187mg of alcohol in his blood, more than twice the drink-drive limit.

Binge ... store in Hull where mum bought can of Foster's lager, right, for 11-year-old boy

Binge … store in Hull where mum bought can of Foster’s lager, right, for 11-year-old boy

The woman, who cannot be named to protect her son, was said in court to have had “a wretched life”.

After she admitted child cruelty, Recorder Neil Clark told her “You were drunk and your son was exceptionally drunk. Many would say you should go to prison.”

She was given a 12-month supervision order.

Neighbours in Hull said the woman lived alone after her son had been taken into care. One added: “When we see her, she’s always drunk.”

a.taylor@the-sun.co.uk

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