23rd July 11:07 AM
Man discharged without conviction after breaking child's femur
By Lena Reece
Tuesday 18/07/2017

A NZ man who broke his daughter's femur only meant to give her a "kick up the backside".

The man, who cannot be named to protect his daughter's identity, was at home in the backyard with his daughter when she started misbehaving.

He decided to give her a "kick up the backside", but he missed and kicked her in the upper leg.

The girl complained shortly afterwards that her leg hurt and her father noticed her leg was swollen.

He alerted his wife and then drove the girl to Wairau Hospital.

Her father was initially charged with injuring a child with reckless disregard for the safety of others, however police downgraded the charge to assaulting a child.

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