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Belfast student accused of assaulting his mum after she found him smoking cannabis

A Belfast student allegedly assaulted his mother after she discovered him smoking cannabis in his bedroom, a court heard today.

Jack Bradley is also accused of smashing a pane of glass when he was locked out of their east Belfast home in the middle of the night.

The 21-year-old appeared at the city's Magistrates Court charged with common assault and criminal damage.

He was arrested following the incident at Wingrove Gardens in the early hours of March 30.

Police claimed Bradley's mother was woken by him smoking cannabis in the bedroom area.

The defendant allegedly refused to let her leave for a period, and then went outside the house himself.

"When she locked the door he smashed a window to get in," a PSNI officer said.

"He pushed her three times in the property. She was left very frightened."

Concerns were raised over a potential problem with drugs.

Defence barrister Any Campbell said Bradley is a full-time student who could be released if alternative accommodation can be found with another family member.

Granting bail, District Judge Amanda Henderson stressed that any address must be approved by police.

She also ordered: "He is to have no contact with the injured party, which is unfortunate as that's his mother."

Belfast Telegraph