A man and his wife have been arrested for letting their 11-year-old son become too fat.
The boy who is just 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighs 95.3 kg with a body mass index of 41.8, over 30 in BMI is considered obese.
The boy’s parents were arrested on suspicion of child neglect and cruelty.
The doctors who monitor the boy's health and the teachers at the specialist school raised an alarm
when his weight reached 95kg, they alerted the police and the parents were taken to a police department for case investigation.
According to Daily News, the British couple said their genes were to blame.
Mother and father assured that they had tried to keep his size under control but it did not work. Now being released on bail they claim that their child has genetic predisposition for being fat.
The boy’s dad said: "He’s always been big. He was born with shovels for hands and spades for feet. Everyone on my side of the family is big there’s nothing we can do about it. Our son’s favourite snack is steamed broccoli and he’s still big."
His mom said, “I’m chubby and the whole of my husband’s side of the family is big. Its genetics, you can be genetically fat.”
The parents claim that have tried to keep their son healthy and encouraged him to exercise.