Dewsbury man battling drug addiction attacked mum and brother
A man has been given a suspended jail sentence after assaulting his mother and brother.
Gary Martin Whitaker had a long-standing addiction to drugs including crack cocaine and is prescribed methadone.
Duncan Ritchie prosecuting told Leeds Crown Court yesterday that on June 22 he went to his mother’s home in Lyndale Mews, Dewsbury, and asked for some money. She gave him £10 and suspected he might spend it on drugs but a short time later he returned.
He appeared unable to find what he had just bought and became angry, demanding more money. When his mother refused and called for her other son... read more
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