A spokeswoman for health officials in Wallsend, North Tyneside, 300 miles north of London, said a hearing was being held that could eventually lead to Connor being taken into protective care. An unnamed health official was quoted as telling The Sunday Times that taking custody of Connor would be a last resort, but said the family had repeatedly failed to attend appointments with nurses, nutritionists and social workers.
Connor's mother said he steals and hides food, frustrating her efforts to help him. Connor has difficulty dressing and washing himself, misses school regularly because of poor health and is targeted by bullies.
This is a very sad case.