Heysham man who attacked elderly mum with concrete slab given hospital order

A man who attacked his elderly mother with a piece of concrete has been handed a hospital order.

Monday, 9th January 2017, 4:01 pm
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 5:11 pm
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Philip Youren, who was 57 at the time of the incident last June, pleaded guilty to wounding his mother Mavis, then 85, when he appeared at Preston Crown Court.

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Youren, of Heysham, suffers mental health problems and was handed an order under the mental health act, after Judge Sara Dodd ruled a prison sentence would not be suitable. It is understood Mavis has made a full recovery from the attack and has now returned home.

A police spokesman said: “This was a tragic case where an elderly woman has been subjected to a savage attack by her own son. To try to comprehend and come to terms with that must be extremely difficult for Mavis and the family.”