Man threw a butter knife at his mother
A man who threw a knife at his mother has been bound over to display no further aggression towards her for 18 months.
Anthony Kelly admitted hurling a butter knife towards Catherine Fox as they rowed at a house in Belfast, the city's Magistrates Court heard yesterday.
The 20-year-old was due to contest a charge of common assault but the Public Prosecution Service agreed to have the case dealt with after he pleaded guilty.
A PPS lawyer said there had been an alleged confession to the assault, which followed a "heated argument" on May 23.
Defence solicitor Stephen Cassidy stressed that Kelly, of Ramoan Drive, Belfast, only aimed the knife in the general direction of his mother and it hit the ground before making contact with her.
Mr Cassidy added: "His mother has since contacted my office. There's been a reconciliation."
District Judge Fiona Bagnall bound Kelly over in the sum of £500 adding: "I'm doing this on the basis that it was a butter knife thrown in the direction of his mother in a course of an argument."