Shocking footage has emerged showing the mother who provoked outrage by putting a Down’s syndrome boy in a washing machine throwing the same toddler around on a bouncy castle.
Courtney Stewart, 21, can be seen dropping the two-year-old from shoulder height onto the surface below, leading to his neck jolting back violently as he bounces back almost a foot into the air.
He then tries to crawl away only for Ms Stewart to grab him by the ankle and drag him back.
Shocking: Courtney Stewart, 21, has been caught on video throwing a two-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome around a bouncy castle
Ms Stewart drops the toddler from shoulder height onto the surface below, causing him to bounce into the air
The video, taken by a concerned mother, surfaced after it was revealed Ms Stewart’s neighbours had reported her to police after she posted a picture of the same boy in a washing machine on Facebook.
She claimed the child, who was in her care at the time, had climbed into the machine of his own accord because he has a ‘washing obsession’, and she had shared the photograph ‘as a laugh’.
The person who passed the bouncy castle video to the Daily Record said: ‘It was horrendous to watch. She throws him from above her shoulder and he lands with a terrible jolt.
‘He then crawls away before she grabs him by his ankle. It was unbelievable to watch him be dragged by the ankle like that.
‘This wee boy could have suffered an injury because of the force he lands with and the way his neck moves. Something has to be done about this.’
Cruel: The video, taken by a concerned mother, surfaced after it was revealed Ms Stewart’s neighbours had reported her to police after she posted a picture of the same boy in a washing machine on Facebook (pictured)
The mobile phone footage was taken on May 28 but surfaced in the wake of the washing machine controversy.
Ms Stewart, of Erskine, Renfrewshire, said that incident had led to her being called names after she posted it on Facebook on Thursday last week.
Concern: Ms Stewart provoked outrage earlier this week by putting the same boy in a washing machine
She claimed she was even assaulted over the photograph, which shows the boy inside the machine, with an adult’s hand on the door.
‘He loves the washing machine,’ she told the Daily Record. ‘We took a picture and it was a laugh.’
She said the door had not been closed on the boy, and the machine was unplugged as she is waiting for a new one to be delivered.
Speaking of the decision taken by someone who had seen the picture on Facebook to report it to police, she said: ‘I don’t know who reported it. I don’t really know why they would do that. I think it’s absolutely ridiculous.’
Ms Stewart said she had been visited by two police officers on Sunday, but said she understood why the photograph needed to be investigated.
Ms Stewart removed the photograph after it was reported to police.
A Police Scotland spokesman told MailOnline: ‘Police did attend at the home and advice was given.
‘The normal checks were carried out.’
Police were also informed after Ms Stewart was allegedly assaulted on her doorstep by a stranger who had seen the picture.
Her neighbours said they were shocked by the photograph.
Renfrewshire council said that they were aware of the photograph, but could not comment on it.
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