Obese British boy will stay with mom

Wed, 28 Feb 2007 04:36 AM EST

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Connor McCreaddie (L), eight, and his mother Nicola McKeown pose for photographers outside their home in Wallsend, northern England February 26, 2007. A grossly overweight eight-year-old boy is due to meet social workers on Tuesday who will decide whether he should be taken into care, one day after his mother refused to stop feeding him junk food. Picture taken February 26, 2007. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN)A mother who feared she might lose custody of her obese 8-year-old son unless he lost weight was allowed to keep the boy after striking a deal Tuesday with social workers to safeguard his welfare.


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