Child hurt by phone in dispute

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A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy was cut on the head after being hit by a mobile phone thrown by his father at a caravan park near Filey, a court was told.

York Crown Court heard the child suffered a seven centimetre gash on his forehead when he struck by the phone in January last year.

The boy had been staying with his nine-year-old brother, his father and grandmother at Primrose Valley Holiday Park when the trouble flared in the complex’s clubhouse.

On returning to their caravan, the court was told the boy’s father, Carl Lewis, started arguing with his mother before throwing a bottle at her.

In the caravan they continued the dispute with Lewis throwing a mobile phone which missed his mother but struck his son on the head.

Lewis, 28, of Scunthorpe, appeared for sentencing at York Crown Court having previously pleaded guilty to wounding his son.

Mitigating, Richard Lunn, said Lewis had not drunk alcohol since this “ugly” incident which had been “something of a wake-up call” for him.

He added Lewis had been shocked and upset to see his son’s face covered in blood.

Unemployed Lewis was placed under a 12-month Community Order with supervision of 12 months.

He was also ordered to take part in sessions to address his problems and an electronically controlled curfew for two months between 9pm and 7am.

Recorder Ewan Duff told Lewis his mother also did not come out of the incident too well, getting drunk and behaving in this way in front of the young children.