Leeds man jailed for subjecting his mum to humiliating attack

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A MAN who carried out a violent and degrading attack on his mother in her own bedroom has been jailed.

Last Paradzayi, 21, subjected his parent to a degrading assault in which he hit her with an iron, punched and stamped on her and spat in her face.

Leeds Crown Court heard the attack only ended after the victim managed to ring police from her mobile phone and they were able to rescue her. Duncan Ritchie, prosecuting, said the woman feared she was going to die at one point during the incident as she struggled to breathe when her son wrapped her face in a blanket and sat on her head.

Paradzayi, of no fixed address, has previous convictions for attacks upon his mother and was the subject of a restraining order at the time he went to her home on Spencer Place, Chapeltown.

He had recently been released from prison when he went around to her home on February 5 this year and demanded cash. The 45-year-old victim was dragged around the room by her son and was told: “Stop crying. If you do not shut up I will kill you today.” He pleaded guilty to assault, breaching a restraining order and criminal damage.

Describing the effect the attack has had on the victim, Mr Ritchie said: “The incident left her feeling like a useless person. She does not want to see her son again as she fears he might kill her.” Marlon Grossman, mitigating, said Paradzayi had issues with cannabis abuse and anger management. Jailing him for two years, eight months, judge Geoffrey Marson, QC, said: “This was a persistent and serious assault. I regard you as a dangerous offender.”

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