In inner city Miles Platting and Newton Heath, more than a quarter of ten
and 11-year-olds are considered to be obese - and a further 41 per cent are overweight.
Disturbing statistics show that Birmingham has one of the highest rates in the UK with a quarter of ten
year olds now clinically obese and 40 per cent overweight by the time they leave primary school.
According to a survey, a quarter of ten
and 11-year-olds are clinically obese.
Dr Adrian Phillips, director of public health, said it was "almost a scandal" that a quarter of ten
and 11-year-olds were clinically obese.
Throw in the fact that just under ten per cent of 12 to 15-year-olds have apparently taken drugs, including cannabis, cocaine and ''magic mushrooms'' and that only ''a quarter of ten
to 15-year-olds have never been drunk'' and you begin to wonder if this report could read any worse.