Jail for father whose son had to have sink fragments picked out of head

Thursday, 18 May 2017

A CARNLOUGH man was handed a seven month prison sentence at Ballymena Magistrate's Court last week, after "slapping" his son which resulted in a sink breaking over the boy's head.
Brian Joseph McAllister (35) of Gortnagory Road, was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm on February 15, 2016.
The child was reported to have bruising, swelling and needed to have fragments of the sink removed from his head.
The court heard that the child had been staying with his father when he "split his head."
The child's grandmother took him to a doctor in Cushendall where he received medical attention and stitches.
The child said: "Daddy hit me. Slap, slap, slap," and pointed to his head.
McAllister admitted slapping the child, as he was "disappointed" the boy had disobeyed him after visiting his grandmother's house, when he had told him not to.
He was ordered to go the back garden with another child to gather wood as punishment.
However, the defendant saw the two boys fighting.
The incident in question is said to have taken place in the bathroom, where the boy is believed to have been "slapped" causing him to slip on a wet vinyl floor against the sink pedestal which broke over his head.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.


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