Local Child in Custody Battle
A seven year old boy was at the centre of a courtroom drama last week in Maidstone, Kent (UK) when he challenged a recent ruling over who should have custody of him.
The boy had a long history of being beaten by his parents and the Magistrates had duly awarded custody to his Aunt.
However, the boy confirmed that his Aunt beat him more than his parents and refused to live there. When the Magistrate suggested that he lived with is Grandparents, the boy cried out that they beat him more than anyone.
In a landmark decision, the Magistrate dramatically allowed the boy to choose who should have custody of him.
Custody was granted to Gillingham FC this morning as the boy firmly believes that they are not capable of beating anyone.