Soldier flipped food on to mum

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A SON flipped a plate of piping hot food over his mother then grabbed her in a bearhug and pushed her over the sofa.

Former soldier Craig Rourke had served in Afghanistan and was suffering from post traumatic stress, his defence lawyer Steven Townley told the court.

Rourke, 22, of Argosy Avenue, Grange Park, pleaded guilty to assaulting his mother Linda Lewis. He was fined £75 and ordered to pay £15 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Rourke was at home and arguing with his girlfriend on September 27 at 10.30pm.

Rourke demanded his mum leave her home so he could speak to his girlfriend, but she refused.

The prosecutor said: “His mother was sat on the sofa and had a plate of piping hot food on the table in front of her. Rourke flipped the food over her.”

Steven Townley, defending, said Rourke was suffering from post traumatic stress.

Rourke got upset when his mother became involved in the row between him and his girlfriend.

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