I love my son but he needs help before it’s too late

Janine Holt in her Darnall home damaged by her tearaway son Kyle Fisher, aged 13
Janine Holt in her Darnall home damaged by her tearaway son Kyle Fisher, aged 13
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A DESPERATE mother today called for her tearaway teenage son to be locked up - after he went on a wrecking spree, trashing their family home.

Janine Holt, aged 32, said she wants “professional help” for her 13-year-old son, Kyle Fisher, who she branded “uncontrollable”.

She spoke out after reporting Kyle to police for wrecking two televisions, shattering a £350 mirror, kicking a hole in a bedroom door, smashing windows and knocking lumps out of the walls in their home on Coleridge Gardens, Darnall.

Janine - who has three other sons aged three, seven and eight - said she is prepared to see Kyle locked up in a young offenders’ institution if it means he gets the help he needs to change his ways.

The troubled teenager is already the subject of an Acceptable Behaviour Contract, which includes a curfew and rules.

But his mother says his behaviour is so bad he was expelled from Park Academy - and is even excluded from the Spring Lane Education Centre in Arbourthorne, which deals specifically with problem children.

She said Kyle runs riot in the neighbourhood, damaging property and abusing residents.

Janine said she is desperate for help.

“I love my kids - all of them - and want the best for them, and this is why I am going public with this and asking for help,” she said.

“My fear is that if they don’t get to the bottom of what is wrong with Kyle and help him he will continue behaving like this and end up in prison.”

Janine, who fears losing her council house because of the damage her son causes, said she first became concerned when, aged just three, Kyle hurled a six-week-old puppy out of an upstairs bedroom window.

Kyle has a social worker and has been seen by the city’s Youth Offending Team, but his mum claims nothing has worked.

She said Kyle is well known to South Yorkshire Police.

“I cry every single day,” she said. “I look forward to going to bed at night and closing my eyes to try to escape this - it is a living hell.

“He shouts at me, insults me, attacks me - I have had bruises from him - and I am worried his younger brothers will grow up thinking it is normal behaviour.

“All I want is for him to go to court for trashing the house, and for all the professionals to get involved in the case and to do a report on him to find out what is wrong and what can be done.

“I know people will wonder why I am doing this, but I am doing it for Kyle - I want him to have a normal life when he is older, not to end up in prison, but that’s the way he is going.”

She said she fears Kyle’s early years influenced his behaviour.

“When he was a baby and in a buggy he saw me getting attacked and the house smashed up - I wonder what he remembers of that?” she asked.

“If people help him now there is time for him to change.”