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Parents arrested for overweight child

The Sun newspaper is reporting that Norfolk Police have arrested a couple because of health concerns over their 11-year-old son who weighs 15 stone. The pair have been released on police bail.

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Norfolk couple arrested for overweight child

The Sun newspaper reports a couple have been arrested on suspicion of child cruelty Credit: The Sun

A Norfolk couple have been arrested on suspicion of child cruelty after their 11-year-old son weighed in at 15 stone. According to a report in the Sun newspaper (£), the couple were interviewed by police after doctors raised concerned over the boy's welfare.

In a statement Norfolk Police said: "A 49-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman , both from the King's Lynn area, were arrested back in March on suspicion of child neglect and cruelty under section one of the Children's Act 1933. They have been released on police bail pending further inquiries."

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