Nine-year-old boy’s mother sold him air fresheners in order to make more money. His teachers have now called the police.
Alicia McHale, from Gorton, east Manchester, said she was shocked when two officers were sent round looking for Donnan.
She blasted Sacred Heart Primary School for leaving her upset and embarrassed and said the authorities did not need to have been involved.
Donnan started buying a packet of four air fresheners from a pound shop then sold them individually for £1 each outside a Tesco petrol station.
His natural selling skills were evident and he was able to purchase a tracksuit, phone, bike, and coat in four weeks.
He was then allegedly molested by his teacher from a nearby school, who later reported to the police.
Alicia McHale from Gorton in east Manchester said that she was stunned when Donnan was spotted by two police officers (pictured).
Donnan started buying a packet of four air fresheners from a pound shop then sold them individually for £1 each outside a Tesco petrol station. Pictured with Meekz, a local rapper
Alicia stated that Donnan and two other officers came knocking on her door January 12, 2012.
She replied, “I inquired about their problem. “We’ve received a telephone call from school. It’s from Sacred Heart. Can we come in a moment ”?’
The youngster spoke to her and she stated that the officer were fine with this.
“They told me they’d have to forward it to the team of care but they felt he was doing an excellent job.”
Alicia was called by children’s services about the incident and said it had left her upset and embarrassed. “I was shocked. I have never had police come to my house before,” she said.
“We are really proud of Donnan. They should be applauding him for this, especially when there are children making havoc in the streets.”
Her mother continued, “He only did it for about an hour every night after school until he got home to make his tea.” The end is just around the bend.
Her manager, Tesco’s Manager, made sure the staff watched him closely and that they were always available by her telephone number.
Pictured: The Tesco manager (pictured). He made sure that staff were vigilant and had his number.
Alicia claimed that it was a school employee who called Donnan after they visited the station.
According to her, another teacher pulled him out of class last week and asked him about his activities.
She replied, “I have no clue why.” She should have spoken with the headteacher. [his parents]The headteacher.
Alicia said she had seen the man at the school gates the next day and thought the case was closed.
However, she said:[The teacher]He didn’t inform me of what was happening, and he also didn’t mention that he called police.
A spokesman for GMP said: ‘In January 2022, police received a report of concern for the welfare of a child in the Gorton area.
“Officers visited the home of the child and did the required paperwork and checks.”
Suzanne Walker, headteacher of Sacred Heart Primary school, stated: ‘We take health and safety very seriously. It is our responsibility to provide further guidance and advice if any concerns are expressed about our pupils’ welfare or safety.
Manchester City Council spokeswoman said, “While it is not appropriate for us comment on the circumstances of individual children, but we would still like to assure ourselves that all appropriate safeguards are in place to protect and ensure the welfare of any child or young person at all times.”
Tesco spokeswoman said, “When Donnan told his colleagues that he wanted to help buy Christmas presents for his little sister, they were so touched. And they ensured that he is safe in our store.”