Alfie Patten: A child dad and his childish dad
This would make a great script for a play.
The press is agog with the story of young Alfie Patten who got his 15 year old girlfriend pregnant an age 12. Particularly as he looks about eight and his voice hasn't broken.
It is interesting to see what kind of families these kids come from. Turns out Patten's dad is a father of nine who got two women pregnant at the same time. He later married another woman, cheated on her several times and then left her for Patten's mum ( pictured below), then left her for a teen friend of one of his daughters, who he now lives with. Alfie’s half-sister Jade, 19 also had a child when she was 13.
Now that his 13 year old son is a dad, Dennis Patten wants to make a quick buck. He and his former wife are fighting to sell their sons story to the papers without each others knowledge.Dennis, who abandoned his kids for his various partners reportedly said: ‘I’m taking Alfie to London with me. I want to sell his story because I’ve heard people can get us loads of money for Alfie’s story". Dennis Paton's mother, Susan, said she was loath to talk about her new granddaughter – because she did not want to "interfere with my son’s business interests".
Meanwhile young Alfie's girlfriend, Chantelle Stedman, lives with her unemployed parents in a council house. Alfie has had a spare school uniform at her house in case he needs it to get to school in the morning after staying overnight.
What the bet that this young kid's story will be bought and spread across the gutter-press because it is ‘in the public interest,’ and then guess what? Children of eleven will be pushed into having sex by families hoping they`ll have a baby and so, a story to sell.
O what a tangled web they weave, when they first practice to conceive.
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