Liverpool dad admits assaulting son

A 12 year old boy was placed in a headlock, punched repeatedly and subjected to threats and verbal abuse from his dad at a Prestatyn holiday camp, a court heard.

A worker broke down in tears when she reported what happened to Pontins management, the prosecution said.

The town’s magistrates were told the 39-year-old father had threatened to knife his son and said he hated him.

His dad, from Liverpool, said by his solicitor to have learning difficulties, admitted five offences of child cruelty and was committed for sentencing at Mold crown court next month.