Shocking footage of a 2-year-old girl being 'forced' to drink beer goes viral
A father has posted a video online that allegedly shows his ex-girlfriend giving their two-year-old daughter alcohol. According to the distraught Twitter user, his former partner had allowed their child to drink a can of Carling lager at her home.
Taking to his Twitter account, the man said: "Look what shes doing to my child giving her alcohol an she wont let me see the kid plz help by retweeting an expose her cheers (sic)."
The man said that he felt the need to put the "historic" video online because the social services had failed to help him when he asked them initially.
Unsurprisingly, other users were horrified by the footage, with one user writing: "Absolutely heartbreaking. That poor little girl. People like this should be sterilised!"
Another added: "It’s heartbreaking I feel so sorry for that little girl."
Despite the fact that he has allegedly been ignored by social services, the father was encouraged to keep fighting to see his daughter. A social media user wrote:
"You really do need a female solicitor and all the footage you can find along with the person who took this as a witness even if they are hostile towards you.
"I am disgusted and shocked by the footage.
"God’s speed in rescuing this poor child from the evil so called mother."
It is thought to have been filmed in Liverpool and a spokeswoman for Merseyside Police today confirmed they had contacted the mother and were investigating. She said: "Officers have been made aware of a concern for safety of a young child after a video was posted on social media featuring the young boy supposedly drinking out of a can of alcohol.
"This was reported to us yesterday evening (10th April) at around 7pm. Officers have spoken to the mother of the child regarding the report and are currently looking into the circumstances of the video."
The tweet has now been deleted, but that hasn't stopped plenty of people (including the father) spreading images of the apparent mother online. It's not known what the next steps will be, but hopefully, no matter what the decision, the child's interests will be at heart.