The unnamed 46-year-old had accompanied his son to Bromley police station, South London, after the boy was arrested for a break-in.Great! A two’fer! That’ll boost the figures, won’t it?
But when officers started to detail what the boy is said to have done - the man lost his temper and cuffed his son's face.
Officers then stopped the interview and arrested the father for assault.
The Metropolitan police today confirmed that the father had been given a caution, a condition of which is that the offender admits the crime.More fool him for accepting one….
'It was not a vicious blow but it did amount to assault,' a source told the Sun.Sad to say, I’m not.
'The dad was dumbfounded when the police nicked him'
Critics have accused the police of taking a heavy-handed approach - but said it was right to arrest him and make sure there were no domestic violence problems at home.Talk about having your cake and eating it!