A JEALOUS son attempted to strangle his mother before punching his sister and trashing two cars in a row over childcare.
Michael Wilson, 30 of Crossfields, Dalton, appeared at Leeds Crown Court yesterday following a series of violent incidents on Ruskin Grove, Sheepridge, on August 8.
The court was told that Wilson turned up drunk at his mother Ann Wilson’s house at 11.45pm with his face bleeding and accused her of not looking after his child as much as she did his sister’s.
He followed her into the kitchen, grabbed her around her throat and attempted to strangle her.
Mrs Wilson’s partner intervened and a struggle ensued.
Wilson was restrained and ejected from the property but then walked down the road to his sister, Stacey Ferguson’s house, where he began throwing punches, one of which connected, cutting her eyebrow.
Wilson then armed himself with a one-metre long pole and began attacking neighbours’ cars.
He smashed the windscreens of a Hyundai and a Mazda vehicle.
A Polish man, who was the son of one of the vehicle’s owners, suffered an injury to his hand as he tried to intervene.
Wilson was also heard to shout racist abuse about Polish people.
His Honour Judge Scott Wolstenholme said: “This was a long bout of drunken and aggressive behaviour. It’s aggravated by the fact you have quite a history of drink related violence.”
Wilson was given a 26-week jail sentence suspended for 12 months as long as he completes a six-month alcohol treatment programme and 200 hours of unpaid work.