Inderjeet Sangha pleaded not guilty to assaulting his mother causing her actual bodily harm, but guilty to charges of assault by beating and criminal damage.
Those pleas were accepted and 25-year-old Sangha, who was living at his mother’s home in Wolverhampton at the time was given an 18-month community order, with 80 hours of unpaid work.
He was also ordered to take part in a rehabilitation activity and made subject to a restraining order banning from going to New Street or his mother’s place of work for five years.
Prosecutor Laura Cully told Warwick Crown Court that Sangha’s mother Kalbinder Sandhu had had "a problematic relationship" with him in the past, but in July last year allowed him to stay at her home.
“She regretted that very quickly, because he became threatening and verbally abusive, and she felt scared.”
On August 8 a meal delivery had been ordered, and when Sangha answered the door there was "some sort of agitated exchange" between him and the driver. His mother intervened, and after the driver had left Sangha became angry towards her.
During that, he picked up a plate and a glass and threw them at the wall, smashing them and damaging the wall. He then grabbed hold of his mother as she tried to get away from him, causing her to fear violence.
But Miss Cully pointed out that Sangha did not accept causing a cut to her arm which she said had been caused by flying glass.
She then fled to a neighbour who called the police, and when Sangha was arrested he accepted there had been an issue between him and the food delivery driver.
And he admitted he had thrown food and drink, smashing the plate and glass in the process, and that he had lost his temper with his mother.
Miss Cully added that Sangha, who had no previous convictions, had spent some time in custody following his arrest and then on an electronic tag.
Without being addressed by Sangha’s barrister, Judge Peter Cooke said: “Being faithful to what he’s pleaded to and the basis, it’s a community order case for a man of good character.”
And he told Sangha, who is now living at an address in Cornflower Drive, Evesham: “Everyone’s best interest is to draw a line under this.
“I have been able to take a lenient course because of the very different resolution of the case to the one you were facing, which has seen you spend some time with your liberty restricted.”