Teenager broke his father’s eye bone

Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court
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A TEENAGER who had been working for the same company as his electrician father broke his dad’s eye socket in a row over wages.

Preston Crown Court heard Scott Chadderton was annoyed his parent had passed on some money to his grandmother, without his knowledge or agreement.

His dad suffered a £700 loss of earnings, due to having to spend a week off work, as a result of the attack.

The 19-year-old defendant of Farringdon Avenue, South Shore, was given a suspended sentence of 10 months custody, suspended for two years, with two years supervision and an order to pay his father £500 compensation.

Chadderton, who pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding, will be on a four months long curfew from 10pm to 7am each night.

He told police he had been angry about money not being given to him.

He spoke of having struck his father, claiming his dad had hold of him and he felt threatened.

Rachel Woods, defending, said: “Unbeknown to the defendant, his father had collected his wages that day from their employer and handed over money to the grandmother, money the defendant was owed.”

Judge Pamela Badley added: “You have an unenviable record for violence towards strangers, towards people who you meet on the street, violence towards police and now towards your own father.

“You’ve got time to change, but that will be a matter for you to make yourself someone who can live life properly.

“There are some glimmers of hope regarding your future.”