A man who attacked his mother during a row over spilt vodka has been told to build a good relationship with her.
Adam Beeson (20), of Hatt Close, Moulton, grabbed his mother Jane by the hair and punched her three times in a drunken rage at her home in the village on October 12.
Beeson had previously admitted to assaulting Mrs Beeson by beating her and Spalding magistrates gave him a 12-month conditional discharge at a hearing on Thursday.
Jim Clare, prosecuting, said Beeson had a “strange relationship” with his mother where “one minute, they get on really well and the next minute, they don’t.”
He added: “Beeson had been at his mother’s house.
“He went out and came back with a bottle of vodka which he started to drink with a friend.
“At 7.30pm, he knocked over the bottle and threw some items on the floor.
“His mum told him to ‘get a grip’ and he became aggressive, blaming everything on her.”
Mr Clare said Mrs Beeson raised her fists for fear of being assaulted before Beeson started punching himself in the head.
“He called her a slag, she was abusive back and then he came over, grabbed her by the hair and there was a connection of heads,” Mr Clare said.
“Beeson then pulled his mum across the room, hit her in the head and punched her about three times. She was in shock and didn’t remember what happened until the police arrived.”
Mr Clare said Mrs Beeson suffered bruising to the back of her head and a cut to her left ear.
He added: “She has had enough of her son treating her like this and this is going to be his last chance to change.”
Rachel Stevens, mitigating, said Beeson “harboured some bitterness” towards his mother about his upbringing and felt he was being “unfairly treated” by her on occasions.
“He accepts this incident wouldn’t have happened if he hadn’t consumed alcohol and he’s learnt a hard lesson about the consequences of drinking too much,” Miss Stevens added.
“Beeson accepts the incident wasn’t an appropriate use of force on his mother and he is extremely remorseful about it.”
In sentencing Beeson, presiding magistrate Hildegard Carter said: “You’ve found out that alcohol can cause all sorts of trouble and I hope you’ve taken note of that. We feel you should have a good relationship with your mother.”
Beeson was told to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.