A Rhyl man who has repeatedly attacked his mother was jailed for two-and-a-half years for what a judge described as a “frenzied and sustained”assault on the pensioner.
Martin Lewis Roberts, 36, of no fixed address, was banned indefinitely from entering Trellewelyn Road at Rhyl under a restraining order and must’nt approach Barbara Wall, 67.
Judge Niclas Parry at Mold Crown Court told Roberts, who appeared in court on a video link from custody: ”You carried out what was a frenzied and sustained attack upon her.
“You are a strong, athletic man and she is 67, unwell and frail.”
The judge said during the latest attack he had threatened to kill his mother and dragged her around a room at her home “like a rag doll.”
Judge Parry said :”She ran barefoot into the street for help.”
Roberts had 55 offences on his record including wounding his mother after hitting her with a plate and stabbing her with a fork, the judge added.
He had pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm and breaching a restraining order imposed last September.
Claire Jones, prosecuting, said Roberts had been living with his mother for a week after leaving prison. But he had been out drinking.
When he returned home drunk in the early hours he called his mother names and threw her phone at a wall.
Miss Jones said, while the pensioner was on her bed, her son had grabbed her hair and punched her with full force “in bursts.”
She had bruising and swelling to the head and hand and a grazed knee.
In a statement the shocked mother had said :”Being my son doesn’t give him the right to do this to me.”
Ms added that there were several previous assaults on her.
Dafydd Roberts, defending, said the son acknowledged it was an “appalling” offence.
“He understands he can’t have a relationship with his mother.
“It just doesn’t work,” Mr Roberts said.