Teenager deliberately left at hotel

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UK holidaymakers in Majorca get suspended jail sentence for abandoning son Unnamed pair had pleaded guilty to leaving their teenage son in a hotel after he refused to go to airport A British couple have been handed a suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to abandoning their teenage son in Majorca and attempting to fly home without him. The unnamed pair were arrested as they tried to board a plane at Palma airport on Wednesday after leaving their 17-year-old son at a hotel when he refused to join them. He was left at the Bellevue Hotel Club in Alcúdia after refusing to board a bus to the airport with his parents and three younger siblings, a court in Inca heard. The parents pleaded guilty to child abandonment and were handed an 18-month prison sentence, suspended for one year, during a fast-track hearing on Thursday. “The accused were preparing to take a bus around 9am on Wednesday from their hotel, where they had been on holiday, to the airport for a return flight to the UK with the rest of their family,” a ruling from the court said. “When the eldest of their children refused to return home, the accused decided to continue the trip home and got on the bus. “Their son was left at the hotel despite the fact that he had no accommodation there and that they hadn’t entrusted his care to an adult or given him the means with which to look after himself.” http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/04/uk-holidaymakers-majorca-spared-jail-abandoning-son
Can I guess we've all been there at some point...?
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Thankfully not. I suspect there's more to the story than published.....
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17 at that age I was living in a bedsit and working! Child indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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You are still your parent's child when you are 50, Paul....;)
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Beat you Paul, I was in digs at 15 and working on B.R. Jim Lincoln .7
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You are still your parent's child when you are 50, Paul....;)
Thats very true Chas, my son is 41, my eldest daughter is nearly 50, but they will always be my "Babies". A good parent is there for their kids until we parents die. However, I well remember the two daughters were always causing more "Troubles" (In the house) than my son did. Today, they blame their Hormones !! Just a thought, Women in the menopause blame their hormones, but it's not accepted that men do also. Jim Lincoln .7
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Guess the kid had reached the point of no return. Jim Lincoln .7

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It would appear this lad refused to return with his family and did a runner from the hotel, the family and hotel staff couldn't find him and rightly or wrongly took the decision to leave and catch their flights. Difficult decision either way, but at 17 he is certainly old enough to realise the consequences of his actions.
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Charlie if they handed out a bit of dosh I would have played the child. I have three stepsons in their 50's and I am now considered their Dad and still I get the problems from all angles.:D
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Uh-oh. Wife said she heard the boy was autistic...
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They all are now.
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Or ADHD.
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I think I had it when I was 17........
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If I had tried this at 17, I still would have been on the bus. I probably wouldn't have been conscious, but my ar*e would have been on the bus! Chris
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:highly_amused:
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I strongly believe a swift kick up the jacksey or a few wacks round the ear cures ADHD,probably administered by their peers solved it. Bully's were just a factor in everyday school life. The sniveling brats who complain about it these day should man up.Autistic where did this come from?
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Not splitting hairs but I THINK autism is a clinically proven condition, whereas all these other variations are simply behavioural. A big difference, similar to food allergies, a potentially serious but limited problem, and food intolerance which is often imagined.
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I strongly believe a swift kick up the jacksey or a few wacks round the ear cures ADHD,probably administered by their peers solved it. Bully's were just a factor in everyday school life. The sniveling brats who complain about it these day should man up.Autistic where did this come from?
Paul, Parents can't give their kids what WE used to get, as they can get their parents in a whole lot of SH*te with the Authorities these days. Didn't do me any harm though.as I must have "Asked" for it Jim Lincoln .7
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Please try to forget that I read the Grauniad - this is purely personal. I have a niece who is severely autistic. She cannot speak beyond occasional half-formed words, she cannot control her bowel movements. She has to be carried everywhere and sometimes she panics in new or unexpected situations and hits out violently in her terror. This will not be cured by a good slap.
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For some people violence is the perfect answer, obviously.
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Beermat I have a Step grandson who has a mind of a newborn baby His Mother looked after him until he was 18 She then developed breast cancer which hopefully she has beaten. Her son is now in care since that time he is now 26 and screams and waves his arms and legs about, Is he in pain,who knows all I know is he gets infections and fits which are stabilized. Would it be more of a kindness to let him pass I don't know. Cost wise it costs £125.000 a year to keep him in what,torment? I don't know the answer.