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Son pushed mother over sofa during row
5:15pm Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
A Skipton woman who intervened in a Boxing Day row between her son and his girlfriend ended up being pushed over a sofa, magistrates heard.
Mark Tetley, 22, had been arguing with girlfriend Emma Barrett at his mother Helen Wray’s home in North Parade.
Mrs Wray had ordered Miss Barrett to leave her house, resulting in her son turning on her, Skipton magistrates were told on Friday.
Tetley, currently subject to a court order for the assault of Miss Barrett, had pushed his mother, resulting in her falling over a sofa and injuring her hand.
The court was told Mrs Wray had telephoned the police, but had regretted it and had not wanted the prosecution of her son to continue.
Tetley, who admitted assault by beating, had been drinking heavily, along with all members of the family, the court was told.
In mitigation, John Mewies said Mrs Wray had made it clear she wanted Miss Barrett to leave her house.
“She has made it quite clear that she regretted calling the police and did not want the prosecution to continue,” he said.
Tetley, of Belle Vue Terrace, was fined £80 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victims surcharge.