Dad escapes jail term after battering son with a baseball bat and threatening him with a machete
A father has been given a suspended jail sentence after he assaulted his son with a baseball bat and threatened him with a machete.
Leeds Crown Court heard Mark Grogan had been out earlier drinking with his son Alex without any problem on January 15.
His son and a friend had returned with Grogan to his flat in Dewsbury where the drinking continued until the early hours. After the friend left both men fell asleep.
Bashir Ahmed, prosecuting, said the problems began when Grogan woke up and realised two treasured air rifles had gone and blamed his son or the son’s friend.
That led to an... read more
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