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Rubberband Gate: Leicester Police Bully Schoolboy To Tears

by | 6th, November 2013


“THEY knocked on the door at 7.05pm, asking for my 12-year-old son and asked him, ‘Do you know why we are here?’: says Angela Brightwell. “My son looked completely bemused and absolutely terrified.”

Police told the lad that flicking a rubber band at another child was “bullying” and “not acceptable”.”I am very angry,” she said. Angela adds:

“I cannot believe the police would investigate something like this. Even if the other boy had a mark I still can’t believe they would investigate. I want to know why the police were investigating a 12-year-old boy on a Saturday evening. I cannot get over it really. My son is not a bully. I’m really shocked.”

She recalls the events of early October:

“My first concern was that the other boy had been badly hurt, but they told me that he was fine, just traumatised. My son told me the school had sorted it out. I didn’t think it was a big deal. It was an accident – he was playing with it, it flicked out of his hand and accidentally hit the boy. He apologised straight away to the boy and thought that was the end of it. It’s a completely trivial matter. I am disgusted by the whole thing.”

A Leicestershire police spokeswoman responds:

“The mother of an 11-year-old boy reported that her son had been flicked in the face with a rubber band by another child. Officers attended both families and advice was given. No crime was committed and therefore no investigation was launched.”

But, then, nobody believes a word the police say so the lad had best get on his bike and peddle until his former life is a distant memory in a far away land…

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