Girl, 10, Weighs 22 Stone, A 10-year-old Birmingham schoolgirl has been recorded as weighing 22 stone 11lbs, according to data revealing the scale of childhood obesity in the city.
The unidentified, morbidly-obese Year 6 pupil was the most extreme cast recorded of six similarly-aged pupils all weighing in at more than 19 stone, the figures released to the Sunday Mercury show.
Almost 50 children in Birmingham weighed in at more than 16 stone by the age of 11, according to the figures, which raise fresh fears about the scale of childhood obesity.
The statistic were compiled by the Health and Social Care information centre, and obtained by a Freedom of Information request.
One quarter of year six children – typically aged 10 or 11 – are now classed as obese, while one in 10 children starting primary school is obese.