Most will recall how six police officers turned up when Jimmy Mason flicked his son’s ear for not acting safely on his bike.
Police have now announced he is being charged with two counts of assault.
Now we don’t know exactly what did happen. Was it just a flick on the ear or something more serious? What do the witnesses say happened? Was there bruising or bleeding?
This case will be closely watched. If Mason did just flick his son’s ears, then the anti-smacking law will be vilified. If on the other hand he seriously assaulted his son advocates of the law will claim this proves the need for the law. It may of course come down to a he said vs they said.No tag for this post.