Youth sentenced for foster carer assault

North Somerset Courthouse

North Somerset Courthouse - Credit: Archant

A 19-YEAR-OLD who assaulted his foster parent has been given a 12-month community order after leaving his carer ‘fearing for her life’.

Brandon Mitchell had been living in foster care in New Church Road with Susan Tucker for seven years, along with his brother.

The altercation began on September 17, when Ms Tucker asked for a contribution to the household bills. Mitchell then began to shout abuse at Ms Tucker, before assaulting her.

The prosecution detailed how she ‘feared for her life’ but managed to run out of the house, without stopping to put shoes on, before she flagged down a passing car and waited for police.

Mitchell pleaded guilty to assault at North Somerset Courthouse on Thursday, where he was given a 12-month community order, requiring 40 hours of unpaid work.

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A restraining order preventing Mitchell from making any contact with Susan Tucker was put in place, and he was ordered to pay £100 in compensation, £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

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