A 20-YEAR-OLD Boston man, who threw a kettle of water at his mother, had referred himself to agencies for help with his anger management issues, town magistrates have been told.
Lewis Leary of Westfield Avenue, who admitted damaging the kettle and assaulting his mother Donna Leary on November 15, was said to have come home at around 4pm and begun pacing around, 'very agitated', before shouting aggressively at his mother and telling her he hated her and hoping she would die.
Marie Stace, prosecuting, said he then picked up a kettle which was boiling water for coffee, and threw it at her and although it missed her, hot water did go onto her legs.
She said Mrs Leary was afraid of what he would do next so she called the police and Leary walked out of the home.
She said he was traced and arrested and told officers he had been tired after working and had got angry and hit his head on a wall and thrown the kettle but hadn't intended to break it, nor did he really mean that he hated his mother or wanted to hurt her.
Mitigating, Tony Davies, said Leary had no previous convictions and had referred himself to an organisation called Steps, who had referred him to a mental health team for his anger management issues.
After hearing from the Probation Service, the magistrates imposed a 12 month community order with 25 rehabilitation days and ordered him to pay £85 costs.