A SON fractured his mother’s jaw when he lashed out with his foot during a fight with his brother.
Liam Adamson, 20, of Tilbury Road, Thorney Close, fractured two bones in Sarah Lauderdale’s face during the “tussle” with his sibling at their home on June 11.
Newcastle Crown Court heard despite her injuries, Mrs Lauderdale did not want her son to go to jail and has forgiven him for what happened.
She was in court to support him at yesterday’s hearing.
Prosecutor Michael Rose told the court Adamson “inadvertently” struck his mother when trouble flared between him and his older brother.
Mr Recorder Keith Miller sentenced Adamson to a community order for 18 months with supervision.
The judge said Adamson’s guilty plea, lack of convictions for violence and the fact the victim did not want to see her son behind bars meant a jail sentence could be avoided.
Jamie Adams, defending, said Adamson usually gets on well with his older brother but things had become “heated” on that day.
Mr Adams said: “His mother is pleased he has been brought to book, so to speak, by this proceedings, but she does not want anything harmful to happen to him.
“Basically he’s a decent young man.”
Adamson had admitted assault at an earlier hearing.