Son’s violent attack on parents

Blackpool Magistrates Court. / VIEW
Blackpool Magistrates Court. / VIEW
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A BLACKPOOL man launched a violent tirade against his parents – causing his mother to collapse, a court was told.

Andrew Hunter broke in through the front door of his mother’s home in Longridge Avenue, South Shore, smashing a glass panel.

He ripped off the doorbell and pulled out the telephone.

Hunter, 32, of Willowbank Avenue, Marton, admitted criminal damage and using violence to gain entry to his parents’ home when he appeared before Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Hunter subjected his mother to an hour-long torrent of abuse and foul language before she finally collapsed on the floor.

His father then arrived home and Hunter continued his tirade against him before police arrived.

During his interview with police Hunter blamed his father for his bankruptcy.

In her statement his mother said: “This is the final straw. I fear he is out of control.”

David Charnley, defending, said Hunter felt genuine remorse for what he had done.

“He feels this is an isolated case,” said Mr Charnley.

Hunter was given six months’ supervision which includes a three-month curfew. He must pay £285 costs.