VIDEO: Sheffield schoolboy, seven, 'could have been killed' in playground attack

A terrified schoolboy 'could have been killed' after being beaten up in a school playground in Sheffield.

Monday, 2nd April 2018, 10:43 am
Updated Monday, 2nd April 2018, 10:51 am
Bladen Bennett, seven, pictured with his mother Chesley

Bladen Bennett was attacked by an older pupil after school at Prince Edward Primary, on the Manor estate.

The seven-year-old was left with a black eye, swollen lip and bruises to his head and body.

Bladen Bennett, seven, pictured with his mother Chesley

His mother Chelsey Bennett is demanding the primary school takes tougher action on the pupil, who spent two days in isolation following the incident.

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The 27-year-old, of Manor, said: "My son could have been killed.

"He was stamping on him and kicking and punching him to the head and body.

Bladen Bennett was injured during the incident

"My son was screaming and crying for him to stop.

"If he had carried on he could have killed my baby."

She added: "Two days in isolation isn't enough. He needs to be excluded."

The incident happened on the afternoon of Friday, March 23 when Miss Bennett's friend went to collect Bladenlee from school.

Bladen Bennett was injured during the incident

She received a phone call from her friend around 3.20pm during the attack.

"My friend was shouting down the phone. She was trying to pull the pupil off my son," she said.

"I could hear my little boy screaming his head off.

Bladen Bennett was injured during the incident

"I was crying my eyes out when he got home. I was livid.

"His eye was swollen, his face was all red and he had a thick lip."

Miss Bennett notified the police and took Bladen to the doctors after he complained of a headache and earache.

She added that her son is now 'terrified' of going to school.

"The school called us in for a meeting. We got to the end of the street and Bladen stopped and was shaking," she said.

Bladen Bennett, seven, pictured with his mother Chesley

Headteacher at Prince Edward Primary School, Matt Sieczkarek, said: "We always take any incident of aggressive behaviour very seriously.

"It was an isolated incident and we are working with both the children and their families involved in the incident to resolve the situation.

“We have also invited all the parents into school to explore any further issues that they may have.”

Miss Bennett denies that she has been invited in for a further meeting to discuss the incident.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said the force had been notified of the incident but had advised Miss Bennett to take the matter up with the school because it had happened on school grounds.

Bladen Bennett was injured during the incident
Bladen Bennett was injured during the incident
Bladen Bennett was injured during the incident