A LIVERPOOL dad was jailed for subjecting his 12-year-old son to a catalogue of threats and violence at a holiday camp.
The 39-year-old repeatedly threatened to stab the terrified youngster in front of shocked guests and staff at Pontins in Prestatyn, north Wales.
On July 12, a canteen supervisor saw the family enter the restaurant as the dad shouted “you f****** stupid b******….” at the boy before dragging him towards the food aisle.
The next morning a restaurant assistant watched as he called his son “a stupid f****** t***’ before putting him in a headlock and punching his head twice.
Later, the dad shouted at the boy, ‘You little f******* t***, I’ll knife you, you b******!”, as the youngster was lifted off his feet while his dad wrapped his arm around his neck and yanked his head back and punched his head up to five times, prompting him to spill his orange and cereal.
The enraged 39-year-old blasted: “You little f****** b******, look what you’ve done. I’ll f****** knife you, I f****** hate you!”, as he grabbed him and swung him around, punching and elbowing him.
Judge Dafydd Hughes told the dad he was a bully and jailed him for 40 weeks at Mold Crown Court.
The defendant and child cannot be named for legal reasons.
After watching the abuse, one female member of staff broke down and cried before taking the rest of the day off
A Pontins manager spoke to the dad, and when he left he was heard saying to his son: “I’ve had that f****** man over here. If he asks you, you say nothing.”
Police were alerted and when officers arrived, the dad told them: “All I’ve done is told him to quieten down.”
Yesterday, the Liverpool dad admitted five charges of child cruelty on or around July 12.
Judge Hughes told the defendant that he had given his family an abysmal holiday.
He added: “You behaved in a deplorable manner towards your son, in public,” asking how he would behave towards him in private.
Matthew Curtis, defending, said that his client was of previous good character and himself had learning difficulties. THE ECHO