Man who headbutted mum may face jail

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A man who headbutted his mother and kicked two police officers was warned that a prison sentence could not be ruled out.

Warren Robert Hulse, 29, admitted assaulting Julie Farmery, assaulting two officers and breaking a Tiffany lamp when he appeared before High Peak Magistrates on Monday.

Becky Mahon, prosecuting, said Hulse was staying with his mother due to ongoing problems with his partner. He had been out drinking and returned to her home very drunk and aggressive in the early hours of December 23.

He was told to calm down but had headbutted his mother and then thrown her across the sofa. She had landed on the floor, and he had dragged her into another room and thrown her on to the floor again. Police were kicked as they tried to arrest Hulse and CS gas had to be used.

Kirsten Collings, defending, said Hulse had been working with various agencies to address his issues.

Magistrate Neil Broadbent, adjourning the case until January 30 for a pre-sentence report, said: “Given the fact is it domestic violence and the aggravating features we do not rule out custody.”

Hulse of Barcicroft Road, Stockport, was released on conditional bail.