Worthing teenager banned from home at Christmas

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A 19-YEAR-OLD boy has been banned from seeing his mum at Christmas after he assaulted her.

Ben Hulse, of Brendon Road, Worthing, appeared at Worthing Magistrates’ Court pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault by beating.

The court heard how Hulse had drunk two bottles of vodka after hearing the news his grandma was dying from cancer.

Prosecutor Rachel Baker described Hulse’s relationship with his family as “difficult” as he was “not welcome into the property if drinking.”

On November 2, Hulse went around to the flat where his mum Georgina Bacon and step-dad Tony Lambert live with their 10-year-old daughter in St Aubyn’s Road, Fishersgate.

Mrs Baker told the court how Ms Bacon heard a noise at the door and opened it only to find it was her son.

According to Ms Bacon she tried to shut the door but Hulse had his foot in the door and the door flew open knocking her onto the floor.

Hulse then grabbed her and punched her in the head area while she was trying to get him off her.

Mrs Baker told the court how Mr Lambert came downstairs to help Ms Bacon and Hulse bit him on the hand.

In a statement read out to the court, Mr Lambert said: “I thought he was going to do her some real damage.”

After he was arrested, Hulse told police Mr Lambert had opened the door and all he wanted to do was see his mum.

He said he could not remember the punch.

Representing Hulse, Richard Finlay said the teenager has already booked a place on an AA course and an anger management course to combat his drink problems.

The case has been adjourned for an all-options open pre-sentence report and he will next appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on January 5 for sentencing.

During this time he is on conditional bail and is not allowed any contact with his mum or step-dad.