Preston man jailed over drunken attack on his dad

Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court
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A convicted robber who drunkenly attacked his father with a bottle as he lay in bed has been jailed for 16 months.

Ryan Robertson, 26, had been unable to get into his dad’s house in Wilmot Road, Ribbleton, and kicked the door in.

Preston Crown Court heard there were underlying tensions as his father, who had financial difficulties, was selling the house and had urged him to “live independently”.

Robertson had been out on May 17 and returned to the house in Ribbleton at around 3.30am.

Prosecuting, Joe Allman, said his father, a lorry driver, was asleep when he battered down his bedroom door and burst into his bedroom saying: “Let’s see how you like it’.

He then punched him and hit him with a glass beer bottle.

The terrified man managed to flee the house, gushing with blood, and was later treated for a head wound

Robertson pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and damaging property.

He has 27 offences on his record relating to 23 occasions, which include actual bodily harm, robbery, battery, and assault.

Defending, Anthony Parkinson said he felt genuine remorse.

He said: “He recognises drink is a problem for him and is motivated at this stage to address those problems whilst serving any custodial sentence.

“His father does not hold ill feeling towards him and they will work on their relationship on his release.”

Judge Michael Byrne said: “ So frightened was he of you he didn’t stop running until he got to the next street.”