Overweight son taken away from mom

A judge has ruled a Cape Breton boy will not be returned to his mother because living with her was too hazardous to his health.

The boy, identified only as B.F., was five when he was taken from his mother and weighed 132 pounds. In a written decision, Judge Robert Gregan says the boy’s weight was a serious health issue which could cause liver and other organ failure. The boy was placed in the care of Community Services and is now down to 80 pounds.

The judge also denied his parents visitation rights saying it would interfere with the B.F.’s progress.