Baldivis: deaf and intellectually disabled boy bashed by group of teens


Ashton Feeley (12) with his sister Kaylee (9).
Ashton Feeley (12) with his sister Kaylee (9).

A BALDIVIS mother has shared her pain and anguish after her deaf and intellectually disabled son was reportedly beaten-up and spat-on yesterday.

Sam Feeley said her 12-year-old son Ashton was on his usual afternoon ride around Anthony Gardens Park at 5pm and claims he was targeted by four teenagers.

“He was minding his own business, enjoying the independence that most of us take for granted,” she said.

Mrs Feeley claimed the teenagers were bigger than Ashton and pushed him off his bike and on to the road.

“My son came home inconsolable and limping in pain,” she said.

“He cried for hours not knowing why he was targeted.”

Mrs Feeley said she went looking for the teenagers, but they had gone.

“They robbed him of his freedom,” she said.

“They put a fear into him that I hope he can recover from in time.

“The physical damage they did will heal but the psychological damage caused may never go away.

“They ruined years of work we have put in to get him ready for his adult years.”

Mrs Feeley said she would be reporting the incident to police.