Daniel Colebourne left Margaret Colebourne “black and blue” after a vicious attack at her home earlier this year. The 27-year-old’s actions were so serious that a judge not only jailed him but also banned him from contacting her after she told prosecutors she never wanted to see him again
A man dragged his mother from her bed and banged her head against a wall in a brutal attack inside her home.
Daniel Colebourne left Margaret Colebourne “black and blue” after a vicious attack at her home earlier this year. The 27-year-old’s actions were so serious that a judge not only jailed him but also banned him from contacting her after she told prosecutors she never wanted to see him again.
Colebourne’s mother told police she “felt like walking on eggshells” when he was at her home in Bootle. On the morning of April 4th of this year, he became angry for no apparent reason when she offered him breakfast, grabbed the kitchen refrigerator and tugged on it so violently that the door opened.
He then left the house but came back and tried to get his mother’s attention by calling out to her, he says Liverpool echo.
Prosecutor Derek Jones said: “She ignored him when he called her name. He went into her bedroom and slapped her right arm very hard. He wasn’t angry then, he was laughing. She said, “What did you do that for? It hurts’. He said, ‘I was just kidding’.”
Mr Jones said Ms Colebourne was taking blood thinners and her son was aware it would bruise her easily.
Still, he grabbed her hair and dragged her out of her bed before leaving. She tried to get her phone to call the police but he brutally hit back.
Mr Jones said: “The defendant realized what she was trying to do and came back into the room and banged her head against the wall twice, causing her to start bleeding.”
She was left with an 8cm wound on her head and extensive bruising. Her screams were so loud that neighbors called the police.
Colebourne himself called an ambulance and originally said the wounds were caused by an accident, but later admitted wounding and criminal damage.
He has multiple prior convictions including drug driving, assault against his mother and criminal assault against an ex-partner.
Paul Becker, defending himself, said Colebourne was deeply remorseful and ashamed of what he had done. Appealing to the judge to stay his sentence in favor of further parole support, he said: “There is clearly an anger issue that Daniel Colebourne has towards his mother and perhaps and this is illustrated by what the court did in a different setting heard [Colebourne’s conviction against his ex].”
Mr Becker said Colebourne was suffering from anxiety and depression and was in a precarious mental state at the time following the death of his grandfather. Colebourne himself apologized during the hearing, but also attempted to challenge some of the facts heard in court.
The judge, David Swinnerton, told him he had left his mother “black and blue” and rejected calls for a suspended sentence on the grounds that he had previously been given chances.
Judge Swinnerton said: “You, Mr. Colebourne, are a man who cannot control his temper and who poses a risk to those close to you in your home environment or who are close to you.”
HMP Altcourse’s Colebourne was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Judge Swinnerton also granted a five-year restraining order after hearing testimony from his mother, in which she said he “I don’t want him ever to come near me again.”
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