A MAN who savagely attacked his sister-in-law before punching her mother has been spared jail by a judge.
Daniel Primus, 27, was told by Judge Geoffrey Kamil that the only reason he was not going to prison was because he was the sole carer for his six-year-old boy.
Bradford Crown Court heard how Primus, a student at a Huddersfield college, went round to his brother's wife's house in March this year and threw a stone through the window of the door.
James Keeley, prosecuting, said Primus put his hand through the broken glass and opened the door while Leanne Primus and her mother Maria Pinder, hid in the kitchen.
"Both women were terrified," Mr Keeley said. "Leanne placed her body against the door to try to stop him coming in."
But the court heard that he forced his way in, causing Leanne, who had recently suffered a stroke, to be knocked across the room and on to the floor.
Mr Keeley said: "He then punched her and left her dazed and in great pain. She was dragged across the floor and then he attacked her mother, punching her in the head."
The court heard both women were left bruised and Leanne lost large clumps of hair.
Primus, of Fernside Avenue, Almondbury, who has previous convictions for possessing class A drugs with intent to supply, pleaded guilty to criminal damage, assault causing actual bodily harm and common assault.
His barrister, Abdul Iqbal, told the court that his brother was with him at the time of the attack and was acquitted of similar offences at a trial earlier this year.
He said: "The defendant accepts that he over- reacted and lost control."
Judge Kamil ordered Primus to serve a 70-hour community punishment and 18-month community rehabilitation orders.