A couple have been arrested by police on suspicion of cruelty and neglect of their obese child.
A 49-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman, from King's Lynn in Norfolk, were questioned by officers over the child's care and released on bail.
Police said intervention at this level was "very rare" and only occurred where other attempts to protect the child had been unsuccessful.
A spokeswoman added police were working with health and social services.
The Sun reported the couple's 11-year-old son is 5ft 1in (1.5m) and 15 stone, with a body mass index (BMI) of 41.8.
It alleged concerned teachers and doctors prompted intervention by social services and then police.
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What do you think about situations like this? If the sole neglect issue here is the child's obesity, were the police right to arrest the parents, and at what point should the authorities get involved?