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Wrexham throat grab man banned from seeing mother

Published date: 10 July 2014 |
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 A MAN has been banned from approaching his mother for two years after grabbing her by the throat.

Dean Pleavin, 22, was placed on a restraining order and cannot enter his mum’s street for 24 months.

He grabbed his mum’s throat and pushed her aside in an attempt to confront his sister, Wrexham Magistrates Court heard.

Pleavin, of Meadow Lea, Wrexham, admitted assault and criminal damage and said his drug-taking led to anger issues escalating.

His mother Carla Williams called police on June 3 after he became angry with his sister, threw a plant and then grabbed his mum’s throat.

District Judge Gwyn Jones said it was clear the assault was related to unemployed Pleavin taking amphetamine and ketamine.

“Those issues need to be resolved and I’ll be issuing a restraining oder as your mother needs to be protected,” he added.

Prosecutor Helen Tench said: “He became angry and made threats to his mother and sister, and threatened to burgle his sister’s house. He admits to using whizz and ketamine, and often becomes stressed around his sister.

“He threw a plant pot against an outside wall which caused it to smash and damage an outside light.

“His mother told police that the defendant regularly makes threats but she doesn’t believe he will carry them out. However, he grabbed her by the throat to push her out of the way in order to see his sister.”

Ian Barnes, defending, said: “The police did not have any information about an assault. It only became known due to his own admission so he deserves credit for that.

“It was a single grab to the throat to push his mother away.” 

In addition to the restraining order, Pleavin was given an 18 month community sentence, with supervised activities to “teach him respect for others”. 

He was also ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work and told to pay costs of £85, plus a victim surcharge of £60.

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