Jail warning for mum who kicked toddler son
Wednesday, July 08, 2009, 09:30
A mother kicked her baby boy in the face because he would not stop screaming while she was drinking at a friend's house, a court heard.
Donna Smallbones lashed out twice at baby Mikey as he sat in his pushchair, leaving smudges from a trainer on his head.
Her friends were so shocked they called the police.
The court heard that when an ambulance crew arrived they saw "four parallel lines on the boy's forehead".
The 19-month-old was taken to hospital, but there were no injuries.
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Smallbones was warned yesterday by Harborough magistrates that she could face jail.
Magistrate Neil Wilford told her: "This is a very serious offence. It is very fortunate there was no injury. This was a breach of trust between a mother and her child and it was in the presence of alcohol."
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