A FATHER who forced his 12-year-old son to eat a bad school report has escaped a prison sentence.
The unnamed man rammed the three-page summary into his child's mouth, causing the boy to choke.
When the boy failed to swallow the report, the man tried to push it further down his throat before slapping him around the face, a court in Poitiers was told.
The boy's swollen eye and cut lip were spotted by a teacher in class the next day.
Social services were alerted and the father was charged with assault.
He received a two-month suspended prison sentence.
"I have apologised to my son for what I did and things have been much better since," he told the court.
"I do not hit him anymore."
Aw, bless. I love a happy ending.