Teacher in court

6th September 1996 at 01:00
A teacher who slapped his 12-year-old son at home for misbehaving has been bound over in the sum of Pounds 50 by magistrates.

The 43-year-old teacher from Staffordshire, who has not been named, was charged with assault after his son complained to police.

Prosecutors agreed not to proceed with the assault charge against the teacher after a doctor said the case would be an unmitigated disaster for the family.

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