Son jailed after beating his mother and breaking ban on visiting her home

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A man attacked his 72-year-old mother by kicking her in face then put his hand over her mouth to stop her screaming, a court heard.

Adrian McElhatton, 41, carried out the attack at her home in Beeston after becoming angry with her for calling the police out to an earlier disturbance.

Leeds Crown Court heard McElhatton’s mother contacted police on May 29 this year to say he was smashing up her home.

Officers removed McElhatton from the property but he returned at 5am the next morning.

The victim contacted police again to say that she had been attacked by her son. She told officers he had kicked her in the face and hit her in the face with a shoe.

Bashir Ahmed, prosecuting, said the elderly woman suffered bruising and bleeding to the face.

McElhatton pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was initially given an eight month suspended sentence at a court hearing on August 16.

He was also given a three month curfew and made the subject of a restraining order for five years banning him not to go to his mother’s home.

McElhatton breached the restraining order on the day it was imposed by going to her home.

He breached the order a second time by going to the property in September.

McElhatton, of Parkwood Crescent, Beeston, also breached a drug rehabilitation appointment by failing to attend probation appointments on two occasions.

He pleaded guilty to breach of a suspended sentence order and two offences of failing to comply with the requirements of a court order.

Judge Tom Bayliss, QC, jailed McElhatton for eight months.

He said: “The ink was barely dry on the order when you first breached it.