A MAN attacked his mum during a row over what she had made him for his tea.

Blackburn magistrates Christopher Stephen Smalley punched his mum repeatedly to the head and then threw a large speaker at her as she tried to protect herself.

The court heard the speaker his her on the head and she eventually ran from the house screaming for help with blood pouring from a wound.

Smalley, 28, of Mill Hill Street, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to assaulting Adele Jones. He was committed in custody to Preston Crown Court to be sentenced.

Parveen Akhtar, prosecuting, said the defendant and his mum had been to a friend’s house where they had both been drinking.

When they got home he asked her to make him some tea.

“There was an argument about what she had made and all of a sudden he started punching his mum to the head,” said Miss Akhtar.

“She sat down on the couch, trying to defend herself, and he picked up a large stereo speaker and threw it at her head.

“She felt immediate pain and her head was pouring with blood. She managed to run from the house to her daughter’s screaming for help.”

Gareth Price, defending, said his client accepted picking up the speaker and throwing it but said it was not clear he had thrown it at his mother. “He recognises, despite that, this crosses the custodial threshold,” said Mr Price.