A YOUNG man who admitted assaulting his mother by kicking her bottom has been fined.
A row on July 2 ended with defendant Christopher Saul Paul squeezing his mother’s arm and then kicking her as he left.
Paul, 20, of Coast Road, Mostyn, appeared at Flintshire Magistrates Court in Mold yesterday and was fined £100 with £85 costs after he previously pleaded guilty to assaulting his mother Nichola Dawn Paul at her home in Rhewl, near Mostyn.
James Neary, prosecuting, said the defendant and his mother were employed by the same company and worked together from home on the day of the assault while renovations were being carried out at work. An argument developed over a phone call that was received.
The court was told she told him to leave and he said he would and as he went he grabbed her bicep and squeezed it, causing pain. She shouted at him and tried to push him out but he was said to be in a rage with his eyes bulging.
Mrs Paul slapped him across the face during the struggle and managed to push him out of the house. But as he went he kicked her, said Mr Neary.
Phillip Marshall-Thomas, defending, said Paul claimed his mother had knocked his laptop down during the row and had pushed him against a wall and slapped him.
He pushed her away and accepted he delivered “a thrust kick” to the buttocks, causing slight bruising.
Paul was a young man of no previous convictions who had since gone to live with his father, Mr Marshall-Thomas said.
It was not a vicious kick, he said, more of push to the bottom with his foot. It was the defence case that it was six of one and half a dozen of the other.
There was hope of a reconciliation once the proceedings were over.