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Man threw bottle of vodka at his mother when she went into his room as he lay in bed

When she complained of the pain after the bottle hit her he said: 'It wasn't sore enough'

Craigavon Magistrates Court

A Lurgan man who threw a bottle of vodka at his mother after she entered his room will be sentenced next month.

Court heard that when the injured party commented on her pain, the 46-year-old told her: “It wasn’t sore enough.”

Gregory Kidd, of Ardboe Drive, pleaded guilty to common assault at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, where he appeared via videolink from Maghaberry.

It was heard that on May 13, at 10.30am, the defendant’s mother had been in her home waiting for someone to come to fix a broken boiler.

She had gone into Kidd’s room to get some space and stayed there for five minutes, whilst her son lay in bed.

The defendant then threw a glass bottle of vodka at his mother connecting with her right arm.

When she told Kidd that it was sore, he replied: “It wasn’t sore enough.”

The injured party then told the defendant to leave the house or she would contact the police.

After loitering outside for an hour-and-a-half, Kidd called an ambulance to take him to Craigavon Area Hospital.

Upon being discharged the defendant was arrested by police.

When interviewed, Kidd claimed that he had no memory of the incident.

Defence counsel stated: “There have never been any issues between Mr Kidd and his mother.”

District Judge Stephen Keown said: “I am minded to put this back for a pre-sentence report to see if he can avail of assistance to address his issues and reduce the chance of this happening again.”

The case was put back for the preparation of a report and Kidd is to appear on June 14 for sentencing.

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