Boy ‘wet himself’ and ‘vomited’ after being beaten for wearing pink clothes


 A little boy wet himself and vomited after he was beaten by a cruel security guard for “for wearing pink clothes”  The young child also suffered a bruise lip after 50-year-old Garret Anderson issued his own corporal punishment because he was upset at the colour of the clothes he was wearing, a court heard  After beating the youngster the security guard from Manchester was heard saying to him ‘we don’t wear pink We don’t wear girls’ clothes. Do you understand?’, to which the boy replied ‘yes’,  He admitted to others he had just hit the boy with his belt and was then heard saying: “Good, then he won’t do it again”, Manchester Evening News reports  When he was challenged, the court heard Anderson said: “When I was younger we got leathered with a belt ”    A witness recalled how the boy said he needed ‘a wee’ and ran to the toilet where he ‘threw up’ and ‘wet himself’ in the wake of the punishment, prosecutor Neil Ronan told Manchester Crown Court  Anderson, who had no previous convictions, was hauled before a judge after admitting assault and assault causing actual bodily harm but escaped with a suspended prison sentence  Miss Ashraf, defending, said her client had pleaded guilty ‘at the very earliest opportunity’ and had given a ‘full and frank admission’ after he was interviewed by police following his arrest  She admitted it had been ‘a very unfortunate incident for all parties’.    Her client had been waiting for 13 months for the matter to be resolved and felt he had been ‘punished enough’ although he took ‘full responsibility for his actions’, she said  Pleading with the judge to suspend any prison sentence, she said: “He accepts it was wrong and is genuinely remorseful for his actions ”  Judge Patrick Field QC noted that the defendant was of previous good character and ‘works hard for a living and continues to do so’  He told Anderson: “Beating a child may well have been commonplace in the past. We both know it was  “But we don’t do it any more Mr Anderson. Beating a child of that age with a belt is unacceptable  “It’s nothing more than bullying behaviour that can cause a lot more harm than rather superficial bruises that we see in the photo and indeed I’m pleased to learn you now appreciate that ”  The judge said he had no doubt the boy was left ‘terrified and deeply upset’ by his experience but he concluded the injury caused was ‘minor’  The court heard the boy has been telling his friends what happened to him.  Anderson was given a two-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months

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