Drunken son brandished knife at mum

A MAN threatened his mother with a large knife after turning up drunk at the family home, a court heard.Ricky Marriner, 25, brandished the machete-style knife, measuring 6-8in, during a row with Susan Marriner at the house in Northgate, Lowestoft.

A MAN threatened his mother with a large knife after turning up drunk at the family home, a court heard.

Ricky Marriner, 25, brandished the machete-style knife, measuring 6-8in, during a row with Susan Marriner at the house in Northgate, Lowestoft.

Mitzy Bond, prosecuting at Lowestoft Magistrates' Court, said: 'He came into the house and was drunk and argumentative. She [his mother] told him to go to bed, but he continued to make threats and brandished a large knife, and held it up to enforce the threat.'

Marriner, who lived at the house, was arrested after police were called at just before 10.30pm on April 12.


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He pleaded guilty to affray at an earlier hearing and appeared in court on Tuesday for sentencing.

He was given a 20-week prison sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to take part in a six-month alcohol treatment programme.

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Richard Mann, for Marriner, said: 'He is a very popular young man and gets on well with people. The problem is when he starts drinking. He has a chemical reaction that changes him.

'He says he is not an alcoholic, but does have a problem with drink.'

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