A man is on trial accused of cruelty after he farted in a boy’s face.

Gary McKenzie, 22, says he broke wind in front of the boy accidentally, but prosecutors say his behaviour was ‘cruel and bullying’, reports METRO.

Prosecutor Paul Abrahams said: ‘The boy said that the defendant pumped in his face. It might be at a rugby club done to someone who had drunk ten pints and fallen asleep that one might think of this as horseplay. But this was a child at the time and was highly inappropriate.’

The boy said: ‘He pumped. He was right next to me and bending down, he was wearing shorts, his shorts were right next to my face.

‘I said “why did you do that?” and he said he did it because he wanted to be nasty.’

He added that he had witnessed McKenzie trump in front of another child’s face, this time pulling his pants down and breaking wind ‘right on their face’.

McKenzie told police that he had broken wind in front of the boy’s face while walking up some stairs and while the child’s face was near his backside.

He’s also facing charges that he held a pillow on a child’s face – he says he was playing – and that he punched a boy on the arm and sucked his eye causing a red ring and a bruise – again while playing.

Mr Abrahams added: ‘He said this had been funny but denied the incident described.

‘Of the incident involving the pillow he said he was just playing. We say this was a cruel act and that he was not just playing.’

McKenzie denies the allegations and the trial continues.

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  • Sounds like a very strange individual, with an inability to comprehend appropriate behaviour.


  • It’s a fart for heavens sake, it’s not life threatening! I remember my brother holding me down and farting on my head when I was a kid


  • I’m glad that this boy is being charged, he obviously gets pleasure out of hurting people and shows no remorse, scary what kind of an adult this child is growing into!


  • I believe all of those actions are called child abuse. Hope he ends up in jail.


  • Sounds to me like a person who has behavioral issues and who doesn’t take responsibility for it’s own actions.


  • Sounds like he’s a bully and abusing children and using the excuse that it’s all a joke. I hope he gets punished for this horrible behaviour.


  • He sounds very much like a bully to me!


  • He should be charged for sucking in a child’s eye. It could cause damage to his eye. He also put a pillow on a boy’s face. If you are going to “fart” you don’t deliberately drop your pants and do it in somebody’s face. (Even some animals would behave better than that.) Too bad if the victim is a chronic asthmatic with disasterous reaction to strong smells.


  • I am baffled at this being a court case – it there more to this story?


  • sounds like this guy is just a bit weird – but I am curious how a case like this even gets to court?


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