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Man banned from family home for attacking own mother

She was "frightened" of his actions

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A MAN has been banned from the family home for attacking his own mother.

Elizabeth Spence lived in fear of 26-year-old son Nicholas at Greenham Close, Newbury, town magistrates heard.

Helen Waite, prosecuting on Thursday, October 29, said the pair got into an argument over Mr Spence smoking cannabis in the house. “An argument ensued and he pushed her, causing her to fall on to the floor. She was very frightened by his actions.”

Magistrates heard Mrs Spence later told police: “He is really aggressive toward me and I’m frightened of him.”

Mr Spence, who also has previous convictions, admitted assaulting his mother by beating her on July 14. He also admitted failing to surrender to bail.

Mike Davis, defending, said his client insisted he had pushed his mother away because she had trapped his injured foot in a door and added: “There were no injuries.”

After reading pre-sentence reports, magistrates imposed a 12-month community order with a 25- day rehabilitation activity requirement and prohibition requirement banning him from the family home for a year.

Finally, they ordered Mr Spence to pay a £150 community courts charge, £60 victim surcharge and £40 costs.

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