Dad in court for beating son (12)
A 42-year-old father who carried out a sustained assault on his 12-year-old son by punching the boy on the head, has been sentenced to 50 hours of community service.
The defendant, who cannot be named, was arrested by police after his son reported the assault to his teacher. The attack took place in the boy's bedroom on February 24 of last year. It started when the defendant, who no longer lives at the family home, shouted at his son for playing his Xbox instead of doing homework.