This story is so bizarre & pics of the injured child are
horrific. Don’t understand why a school would refuse to
remove a child known to fight and injure other children.
And how can a child be so violent at just 2? Most
importantly where were the school staff when the attack
took place? Story below..
The mother of a little girl who was beaten black and blue by an ‘out-of control’ two-year-old at nursery has called for the child’s expulsion.
Katie Ann Guttridge, aged three, sustained abruised eye socket, scratches and three bite marks when she was attacked by her classmate during playtime at Ratby Pre-School Nursery in Leicester.
The little girl’s mother, Clara Mackow, said her daughter was almost blinded in the attack and that her injuries were so bad that she was taken to hospital with a suspected broken eye socket.
Police were called in to investigate the assault but were
powerless to act because the girl who attacked Katie is
below the legal age of criminal responsibility – which in
this country is 10 years old.
When confronted by journalists, the mother of the
violent girl refused to discuss her child’s behaviour,
saying only: ‘My daughter is two years old. I want
nothing more to do with this.’
Now, parents are demanding the child – who has been
dubbed ‘Chucky’ after the violent child-like doll in the
horror film Child’s Play – be removed from the nursery
after she attacked 10 other children.
Ms Mackow, 28, a trainee goldsmith, said she couldn’t
believe it when she saw her daughter after the attack on
December 13, adding: ‘I just cried. She had gashes to
her lips and a terrible black eye. Katie looked like she
had been in a fight with a dog that had mauled her.
‘We had to take her to hospital because the doctors
thought she had fractured her eye socket.
‘She was almost blinded in the attack which was totally
unprovoked. I know kids get into scrapes but my
daughter was really hurt in this attack.’
It has been claimed the two-year-old, who has not been
identified, has attacked 10 other children since she
started the nursery in September.
Ms Mackow, (pictured above with Katie who has since
recovered from her injuries) who also has a five-year-
old son Joshua, said: ‘The little girl is two but she has
‘The little girl who attacked her has a history of beating
up other children. She’s out of control.
‘I know 10 other children have been assaulted by the girl
since September. The staff at the nursery don’t seem
able to cope with the difficult children.
‘Ironically, the little girl’s mother is a child minder with
close links to the nursery and school so the staff
consider her one of their own and seem reluctant to
‘Nursery and pre-school should be fun and enjoyable
but Katie is scared of going now and doesn’t even want
to go outside in case she bumps into the girl who hurt
Katie and the girl started at the pre-school and nursery,
held in Ratby Village Hall, at the same time in
Official nursery incident reports showed Katie has been
attacked on four separate occasions by the same girl.
The nursery’s Accident/Injury form states that on
September 22 the girl hit Katie on the forehead with a
‘plastic yellow drummer’.
On October 11 the same girl ‘pushed two duplo bricks
together pinching Katie’s left hand.’
On November 5 the same child ‘grabbed Katie’s hair
and face and sucked her cheek causing a mark.’
The incident was deemed so serious nursery managers
sent a letter home to Katie’s parents explaining her
But the most serious attack happened on December 13
when the girl cornered Katie in the book area of the
Nursery staff applied an ice pack to Katie’s face to
reduce the swelling and called in her father Lewis
Guttridge to collect her and take her to hospital.
The nursery has a maximum of 26 children aged
between two and four years old but has more than 100
youngsters on their books and waiting list.
Ms Mackow is now preparing to take legal action
against the nursery claiming negligence.
She added: ‘I am not doing this for the money, I just
want parents to be aware that when they drop their
children at nursery or pre-school they should not blindly
believe they will be safe.’