Student assaulted his mother

A YOUNG Ipswich man lost his temper with his mother after he claims she tried to get him out of their home.Neil Hammett, 20, grabbed his mother Christine Reynolds by the hair, pushed her to the floor and kicked her buttocks in their Cromer Road house.

A YOUNG Ipswich man lost his temper with his mother after he claims she tried to get him out of their home.

Neil Hammett, 20, grabbed his mother Christine Reynolds by the hair, pushed her to the floor and kicked her buttocks in their Cromer Road house.

Hammett pleaded guilty to common assault at South East Magistrates Court.

Shini Cooksley, prosecuting said Hammett verbally abused his mother and said that he would kill her.


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Mrs Reynolds suffering reddening to her head, elbow and buttocks following the attack.

David Cason, mitigating, said his client had been suffering with depression at the time of the assault on August 17 this year.

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He said there was a history of family unrest and Mrs Reynolds' five children had been placed in care and Hammett had gone into foster care at the age of six.

Mr Cason added that although Hammett was living with his mother at the time of the incident the Suffolk College student had become angry with his mother when he felt she had started a campaign to get him out of the house.

Mr Cason said Mrs Reynolds had earlier slammed the door in Hammett's face causing him bleeding, but she had not been charged with any offence.

The court also heard that Hammett is currently living in YMCA accommodation in Ipswich and is working towards becoming a primary school teacher.

He was conditionally discharged from the court for 12 months and told to pay Mrs Reynolds £100 compensation and £50 towards court costs.

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