Son banned from home after threats

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A YOUNG man who threatened to cut up his father has been banned from his parents’ home.

Andrew David Parry, 24, was threatening to his father and mother, Wrexham Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Mold, was told.

They could no longer cope with his behaviour and wanted him to receive help.
Parry, formerly of Coed y Nant in Penycae, admitted affray after a charge of assaulting his father David was dropped.

The court was told Parry suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome and was vulnerable.
Parry, who had been remanded in custody pending sentence, was placed on a 12 month community order with supervision.

He was made the subject of a 12 months residence order under which he will be housed in a bail hostel.

Magistrates also made a 12 month order under which he must not go to his parents’ home so they can have a “safe haven”.

But contact between him and his parents is allowed because they were anxious to help him.

The court heard Parry had also started using alcohol and controlled substances which affected his behaviour.

His parents had tried to control his spending and gave him a daily allowance so he did not spend his money on drugs and alcohol.

But he began to demand money, became quite agitated and aggressive towards his parents and was shouting abuse at them.

He ended up face to face with his father while shouting aggressively and his mother was trying to calm him down.

Parry threatened to fight his father before saying he would sell some dvds to get money.

Parry hit his father to the foot which did not cause any significant injury, punched the door and ran upstairs.

When he re-emerged he went into the kitchen and picked up a knife.

Initially he cut some food but then started shouting towards his dad that he was going to kill him.

The father was frightened for his safety and was still trembling when police officers arrived and arrested Parry, said prosecutor Justin Espie.

When police did arrive Parry calm down immediately and was apologetic towards his parents.

His parents had indicated on a number of occasions that they did not want him punished but wanted him to get help with his problems.

Amy Shearer, defending, said Parry did suffer from Asperger's Syndrome, he showed little or no emotion and was unable to accept responsibility for his actions.

It was unfortunate that Parry found himself in the position and there were several issues that needed to be addressed in what was a sad case.

Parry had been brought up in a loving environment but he accepted his relationship with his parents had broken down.

Miss Shearer said he would benefit from anger management and other
assistance.

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