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Toddler in cuffs was ‘just play’

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Toddler in cuffs was ‘just play’

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PARENTS OF THE TODDLER who was videoed handcuffed to a pillar, turned themselves into the police and the Child Care Board (CCB) yesterday.

The mother, Dania Hamilton, has written an apology to her son on social media, explaining that it was an “unfortunate” incident of child’s play gone wrong. The video, she said, was recorded by the boy’s father as a funny one and shared in a group of male friends.

It was circulated on Monday and showed the two-and-a-half-year-old sitting on the floor in a vest and pamper, while handcuffed behind his back around a pillar.

The father was heard admonishing the boy for stealing his watch.

“Stop stealing my watch, all right? All the time; all the time,” he said, as he showed the handcuffs and a watch on his right wrist.

The child, who appeared terrified, cried out: “Daddy!”

Yesterday, the CCB, through a Barbados Government Information Service release, said the parents had voluntarily turned up at their offices with the child (MB)

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