Woman drags child along high street pavement

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Postby BlueScorpion » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:34 pm

The woman who was filmed dragging her child along a pavement in Liverpool city centre has hit back at her critics arguing she is "not a bad mum".

The unnamed mum-of-one - first reported in a Mirror Online article last night - when she was filmed dragging a boy along a street using children's reins. But she hit out at those judging her for her parenting. adding that her son is autistic and it is the only way she can move him. She told the Liverpool Echo : "My son has autism, he has meltdowns and throws himself on the floor. What I am doing in that video is the only way I can move him. He does it all the time and won’t get up or let me pick him up.He just drops to the floor like a sack of spuds.”

The video, which was posted on Twitter yesterday, has been viewed thousands of times and hundreds of people have questioned why someone did not intervene. The 31-year-old mum said it had angered her that her son had been compared to a rag doll and people’s suggestion that he had fallen over and she had left him. She added: “People are making me out to be a bad mum - I am not a bad mum. They should ask before they judge me. Only two women came up to me and I said ‘he has severe autism. And I would have told that to anyone who asked me, but people just stare at me and him and judge and think he is ‘not normal. He is normal he just has autism."

The single mum, who lives in Liverpool, said her son, who was diagnosed with autism when he was two-years-old, reacts badly to being around crowds of people. She said: “I can’t go out very often because he has these meltdowns. He doesn’t like big crowds and whenever I take him out he could just kick off. People don’t understand how hard it is having an autistic child, especially when they are so strong. He has attacked me before and knocked me off my feet, but he doesn’t know he is hurting me. He can be the same with his friends. It is very stressful. I have the reins on him because he has no sense of danger. I try my best and people that know me, know that I am a good mum."

Earlier today Merseyside Police said it was investigating the video after it had been reported to them and CCTV was being checked.
Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 101 quoting the log 1482 of 25th October.
OMG wtf is wrong with people, I just can't believe the street was packed and no one intervened as she was able to drag that child like a wheel case. :o
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Postby MusicRecords » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:01 pm

Wtf disgusting what even goes through their heads :evil: :evil:
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Postby Damiennatas1 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:45 am

The comments on YouTube supporting the mother...? Wtf.
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Postby menime123 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:27 am

I think it’s wrong to judge on 3 seconds of footage. Autism aside for one moment (which the child has), if your kid is being a shit, having a tantrum and refusing to walk I’m sorry, but I’d try giving them a tug too - to spur them into movement.

I would not drag them miles along a path. Not even a few metres.

When a kid is having a tantrum it can be incredibly stressful. You want the world to believe you’re a good parent but as soon as the kid has other ideas you feel completely judged no matter what you do.

It’s so easy to cry ‘child abuse!’ but you need to see the bigger picture. Which this video doesn’t give at all. I would not hesitate to approach someone if I thought a child was in harms way, but believe me there must be nothing worse than your kid playing up and being approached by strangers checking your kids aren’t being abused.
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Postby joiPrince_JO » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:39 am

That child probably had it coming.
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