Mother and son attacked

sp56888'Chesterfield Magistrates Court
sp56888'Chesterfield Magistrates Court

A woman attacked a mother and son after she burst into their home following a dispute.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Friday, December 5, how Helen Shemwell, 39, of Rock Crescent, Clay Cross, visited Bradley Willis’s home over concerns he had allegedly been abusing her son.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop explained the defendant pushed and grabbed Bradley Willis’s mum Andrea by the neck before grabbing Bradley round the throat and swinging her arms at him.

Mrs Allsop said: “The defendant came into the property and shouted to get Bradley downstairs. She pushed Andrea Bradley in the chest and grabbed her round the neck and pushed her into the kitchen and dining room.

“Bradley Willis came downstairs and she attacked him. He said he grabbed her and she grabbed him round the throat and was swinging her arms but he managed to grab her again and his mum got on top of her.”

Shemwell told police there had been an earlier incident involving Bradley Willis and she had decided to sort it out and “flatten him”.

The defendant pleaded guilty to the assaults which happened in November. Shemwell also admitted a previous assault against Josh Heeley in October after she slapped him over rumours he had been wanting to renew a relationship with her son’s girlfriend.

Defence solicitor Emma Cornell said: “There is history stemming from Miss Shemwell’s frustration that her son suffers with learning difficulties and he’s suffered abuse. She is trying to deal with these problems while suffering with her own problems including mental health difficulties.”

Shemwell was sentenced on Monday to a community order running until September 2015 with an alcohol activity and a focus on violence group. She was fined £37 and ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs.