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Man beat up uncle over his indecent proposal to mum
A BASINGSTOKE man has been jailed after he beat up his uncle for propositioning his mother.
Tyeson Collins, of Worting Road, attacked his paternal uncle for allegedly making an indecent proposal towards Collins’ mother.
Winchester Crown Court heard that trouble was triggered in The Beacon public house, in Kings Road, South Ham, on May 22.
Prosecutor Olly Wellings said Tyeson Collins had gone there when his uncle, Andy Collins, was also there and had been drinking.
Mr Wellings said: “This was a very touchy issue because Mr Collins (Andy) had called his mother a slag and asked her to get a hotel room with him.”
Tyeson Collins, 24, had then gone to meet his uncle out in the street and punched him five or six times in the face, Mr Wellings said.
He said a text message sent to a friend by the defendant read: “I might have killed him, mate....it did not look like he was breathing.”
Mr Wellings said the uncle suffered a fractured jaw, cuts and bruising and the assault was quite clearly premeditated.
Clodaghmuire Callinan, defending, said Andy Collins was accused of serious misdemeanours by members of his own family, and he had a drug problem.
She added that he had verbally abused Tyeson Collins’ mother and then made his unsuccessful sexual proposition. Miss Callinan said: “People turned to Mr Collins, as a young man, to deal with it.”
Miss Callinan said after phone calls, Tyeson Collins and his uncle met up and a fight ensued. But the nephew had never intended inflicting such injuries on his uncle, she added.
Judge Guy Boney said Collins’ admission of inflicting grievous bodily harm on his 40-year-old uncle was his third conviction for violence in seven years.
The judge said: “He was sent out by the family to deal with this considerable provocation, but they must have sent him out knowing he had a considerable record for violence.”
He accepted that the uncle had been ready to meet up “in the spirit of violence”, and that the defendant admitted his crime and recognised he had temper problems.
Collins was sentenced to 20 months in prison, less 86 days on remand.