The issue of a pensioner who used a rolled up church papers to hit a teenager has been debated in the House of Commons.
Alma Harding, a 63 year old pensioner from Kenton, South Devon, was found guilty of striking a 13-year-old boy on the cheek. She was given an absolute discharge.
Shadow Commons leader Alan Duncan said: “Many people have first-hand experience of the random and passing abuse that can be dished out by unruly children. They will, I think, be angry and astonished this case made it to court at all.”