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Man assaulted his mother

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A disabled man who assaulted his mother and damaged her property has been warned that he will be seriously punished for any more “nonsense.”

Daniel Kilvington, 20, formerly of Highfield Avenue, Driffield, pleaded guilty to assault by beating on his mother Dawn Kilvington.

East Riding Magistrates’ Court heard that the offence put him in breach of a conditional discharge handed to him in November last year for criminal damage to her property.

But the court heard that the defendant had recently moved to Bridlington where he was enjoying living independently at a home for young people, and that he was learning new life skills there including doing his own washing. Mitigating, Katherine Schofield said: “His mum is the reason that he has offended. It is her that seems to be a catalyst in it all.”

But district judge Frederick Rutherford, who had been given a letter from the defendant’s mother, said: “I take it that is not being critical of mum because mum is very concerned. He takes his frustrations out on mum.”

He added: “It is fair to say that Daniel is now receiving the support that his mum is so concerned he should receive.”

Ms Schofield told the court that the defendant receives Disability Living Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance, which is paid into a joint account with his mother.

She added: “But he cannot apply for it himself without her signature which she will not give him.”

Handing him a two-year conditional discharge, Judge Rutherford said: “Any more nonsense from you in the next two years and punishment will be severe. Don’t let me down!”

“I won’t sir,” replied Kilvington, who appeared in the dock with the support of a care worker. The type of disability he has was not mentioned in court.

 

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