Market Rasen woman kicked her blind mother in Grimoldby

Court news
Court news

A 39-year-old woman pushed and kicked her blind mother during a drunken argument, a court has been told.

Michelle Taylor, now living at an address in Market Rasen but then living at Freer Gardens in Louth, admitted assaulting her mother, 57-year-old Marguerite Taylor at Manby Middlegate in Grimoldby and to damaging a window panel in the back door at her mother’s home on the same occasion, when she appeared at Skegness Magistrates Court.

Nick Todd, prosecuting, said Ms Taylor had gone back to live with her mother and that on the night of September 26 there had been a heated argument over family matters in the early hours of the morning.

He said Ms Taylor had pushed her mother, who is registered blind, and kicked her on the thigh after which they both went outside and continued the argument.

When Mrs Taylor had gone back inside and tried to close the door on her daughter, she threw a garden ornament threw the window glass, he said, adding that the offences had been committed ‘in drink’.

Mitigating, Mark Hudson said Ms Taylor had drunk one or two bottles of wine and had got involved in an argument with her mother ‘dragging up old family issues’.

He said that at some point she had pushed her mother and kicked her.

“This was because of the alcohol,” he said. “She knows this is not acceptable and she bitterly regrets it.”

Mr Hudson said Ms Taylor had called the police herself and was ‘pleased to be arrested’.

After hearing from probation officer Mark Davies, who said she was responding ‘amazingly well’ on an existing community order, the magistrates imposed a new 18-month community order and ordered she attend a 30-day rehabilitation requirement.

She was also ordered to pay £295 in costs and charges.