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Man faces jail after assault

PUBLISHED: 09:06 17 December 2008 | UPDATED: 12:33 03 July 2010

A 21-YEAR-old man who assaulted his mother because she could not help him find a pair of trousers was yesterday told he faced going to jail.

Kyle Burton hit Karen Stagles in the face with an elbow and punched her after he lost his temper at their home in Belton, near Yarmouth, on the evening of November 30.

A 21-YEAR-old man who assaulted his mother because she could not help him find a pair of trousers was yesterday told he faced going to jail.

Kyle Burton hit Karen Stagles in the face with an elbow and punched her after he lost his temper at their home in Belton, near Yarmouth, on the evening of November 30.

He admitted the assault at Yarmouth Magistrates' Court yesterday.

Magistrates heard that Burton, of Bramble Gardens, lashed out after he become frustrated after his mother could not help him find a pair of trousers for him to wear.

Gary Mayle, prosecuting, said that Burton also become aggressive when family members started to laugh at him - resulting in him throwing some blackcurrant juice over them.

After he had thrown the juice, his mother went over to Burton who then assaulted her by elbowing and punching her.

Mr Mayle said: “He became aggressive, stressed. He was unable to find his trousers. His mother was unable to help him, people were laughing at him.”

The court heard Burton, who is about to start work at a holiday camp, had previous convictions relating to domestic incidents at his home, including criminal damage and assault.

His solicitor, Arthur Balls, told magistrates that his client insisted he never elbowed or punched his mother but had merely pushed her away instead.

Magistrates adjourned Burton's sentencing to a later date and warned him that his offence was so serious he could face going to jail or face a stiff community punishment.

Burton was bailed to reappear before the court on January 13. His bail conditions mean he cannot go near his family home.

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