Drunk bashes parents

A DRUNKEN man assaulted his parents after a day out boozing, a court heard.Jonathan Webster, 33, admitted slapping his mother, Joan, on the back of the head and hitting his father, Alexander, at their home in Valley Road, Ipswich, on August 13.

A DRUNKEN man assaulted his parents after a day out boozing, a court heard.

Jonathan Webster, 33, admitted slapping his mother, Joan, on the back of the head and hitting his father, Alexander, at their home in Valley Road, Ipswich, on August 13.

Adele Cook, prosecuting at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich, said: "He (Jonathan) was staying with his parents and arrived home after drinking during the day.

"An argument developed between Mr Webster and his mother and he slapped his mother on the back of her head with the palm of his hand."


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A row then broke out between father and son and Jonathan Webster punched his father in the face, the court heard. The punch caused his father a swollen and bloodied lip.

When interviewed by police Webster told them he was sorry for what he had done.

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In court he looked visibly upset and mouthed the word "sorry" to his mother in the public gallery.

Nikki Miller, mitigating, told the court: "Mr and Mrs Webster never actually made a complaint to police.

"When they called police they wanted their son removed from the property until he had sobered up because he had come in under the influence of alcohol."

The court heard Webster had been staying with his parents after a relationship break-down.

He had not been out for several months and had drinking that day on an empty stomach. He had a turbulent relationship with his father, who had also been drinking.

"When he got into an argument it was really quite turbulent and he ended up hitting his father," said Mrs Miller. "He (Jonathan Webster) is remorseful and apologetic for what he is done."

In addition to the fine Webster was also ordered to pay £55 towards prosecution costs.

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