'You make my blood boil,' judge tells Shrewsbury man who attacked own mother

A judge tore a strip from a Shrewsbury man who attacked his own mother, telling him: "You make my blood boil".

Judge Robin Onions
Judge Robin Onions

Judge Robin Onions gave a lecture to 20-year-old Jack Stubbs, who was in court after kicking down his mother's front door and pinning her to the floor in a drunken rage.

Stubbs escaped with an 18 month community order for the attack on his mother at her home.

But he left the dock with his ears ringing after the judge gave him a verbal dressing down.

Sentencing Stubbs, Judge Onions said:

"We have heard how you say alcohol can make your blood boil, but little defendants like you make my blood boil.

"Treat your mother with respect, if I had done this to my mother, I would have come off worse. Your behaviour was appalling. When the police came to arrest you, you ran around instead.

"I am surprised they didn't taser you or spray you with pepper spray. Then again if I was a police officer I think I would be capable of just picking you up and putting you under my arm.

"They probably did not think you were worth it. They would not have felt threatened."

The court was told Stubbs, of Mary Webb Road, Shrewsbury, was warned he would not be welcome back to his mother's house if he went out drinking on the night of August 31.

But he stormed out and his mother was woken up during the early hours of the next day by her son kicking the door of the house.

She let him in but he started shouting at her and pinned her to the kitchen floor before she managed to call the police. Stubbs admitted charges of criminal damage and common assault and was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court.

Judge Robin Onions sentenced Stubbs to an 18-month community order with supervision, 100 hours unpaid work and a three-month curfew from 7.30pm to 7am each day. He was also ordered to pay £670 compensation to his mother for damage to her door, a light and a hanging basket and a £60 victim surcharge.

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