Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Graphic Photos: 9-year-old autistic boy attacked with big nail left in his head

9-year-old autistic Romeo Smith is lucky to be alive after bullies attacked him and left a big nail on plank of wood in his head. The boy was said to be returning from a visit to his grandmother. Although, Romeo was with his mother and siblings, he was said to have trailed behind when the bullies pounced on him. The family lives in Mansfield, Notts.

His mother Natasha said ''Romeo had lagged slightly behind,'  It's usual for him to trail behind me a bit, he does it a lot because of his autism and it's something I'm used to him doing. He likes to stop and look at things. So I was ahead of him slightly.'
She got home to discover Romeo's absence. His father, Craig went to check on him and discovered he was been bullied and was trapped in a tree. The bullies walked away on sighting his dad but one of them had thrown a plank of wood which had a nail attached to at the boy. He was taken to the Manfield King's Mill Hospital where it was safely removed.
His mother, Natasha speaks further: 'My partner was terrified, and I was so upset but Romeo has been so brave. He is a very lucky little boy because it could have been more serious.
'I don't know whether it had anything to do with his autism, but I think they did see him as vulnerable.
'If I could speak to the boys responsible I would tell them to stop bullying others.I would tell them to stop the name calling and the violence. I don't want this to happen to another child.' 

Daily Mail

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