Thug jailed for attacking his mother in Belfast
A man who attacked his mother and threatened to burn her house down has been handed a four-month jail sentence.
Mateusz Kotlarz also damaged belongings at the property in Belfast during a campaign of abuse the victim claimed to have endured for a year.
The 24-year-old defendant showed no remorse despite accepting he had sent his mother menacing text messages over her plans to move house.
The Polish national, of Rosebery Road in Belfast, admitted common assault, criminal damage, threats to kill and threats to damage property.
Prosecutors said his mother informed police last September that he had subjected her to threatening, abusive behaviour.
She claimed he had grabbed her by her top and pinned her to a wall after learning of the plans to move. At one stage he held his mother by the throat, leaving her terrified of what he would do, the court heard.
"The injured party also told police she had received text messages from the defendant, one of which said he would burn the house down," a prosecution lawyer added.
The defendant, who is also facing extradition proceedings, was said to be suffering deteriorating mental health.