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Woman who posted photo of Down's Syndrome boy in washing machine confronted over bouncy castle footage

Published 24/07/2015

Courtney Stewart was questioned by police over the photo
Courtney Stewart was questioned by police over the photo

Courtney Stewart, the woman who posted photos of a child with Downs Syndrome in a washing machine, has been filmed tossing him around a bouncy castle.

Ms Stewart (21) was at the centre of controversy this week after she posted pictures to Facebook of a young toddler she was minding inside a washing machine.

Footage has now emerged of the mother of one throwing the young boy around in a bouncy castle at the UK adventure park, Pandemonium.

The footage, obtained by the Daily Record, shows Ms Stewart throwing the child into the air. The child then starts crawling away from Ms Stewart but is dragged back by his ankle. The footage then shows Ms Stewart jumping around the toddler.

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When approached by the Daily Record for comment, Ms Stewart expressed frustration at the clips.

“It’s me playing. It is me playing with the boy at Pandamonium. It’s just us playing at Pandamonium. What are you trying to do to me?” she said.

Ms Stewart has been subjected to online abuse since she posted the washing machine pictures on Facebook and was questioned by police. She was also allegedly attacked outside her front door.

The person who sent the footage to the Daily Record said that they had recorded it on May 28 but had come forward after the pictures of the toddler in the washing machine emerged.

They told the paper: "It might be a bouncy castle, but it is meant to be for children to jump up and down on.

“It is not supposed to be for an adult to lift kids to shoulder height and throw then down like that. The force of the landing is sickening. It is hard to watch."

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