A MAN has been jailed for a brutal attack on three female members of his family.

Blackburn magistrates heard Warren Richard Templeton threw his 77-year-old grandma against a bedroom wall after she had used her stair lift to get away from him.

When his mum and sister came to her assistance they were also subjected to vicious assaults.

His sister reported that he had "bounced her head on the floor like a basketball" before standing on the back of her neck.

Templeton, 35, of Florence Street, Burnley, pleaded guilty to assaulting his grandma, Lois Jaques, his mum, Elaine Jaques, and his sister Leanne Templeton and resisting a police officer. He was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said Templeton had been released on police bail to his grandma's address. On the night of the incident he was brought home by a friend in a drunken state and his grandma said she was going to bed and went up on her stair lift.

"He followed and was shouting at her," said Mrs Yates. "She asked him to leave her alone at which point he picked her up and threw her against the wall. He picked her up and put her on the bed and she managed to get downstairs where he pushed her against a wall."

Leanne Templeton told how she and her mum had gone round to help her nanna after she rang in a distressed state. She challenged her brother who started shouting and swearing and then grabbed her by the hair and punched her around the head.

He then turned on her mum and threw her over the sofa before pinning her against the wall and hitting her in the face.

"Leanne intervened again and he started bouncing her head on the floor like a basketball before pinning her down with a foot on her neck," said Mrs Yates. "He still had her mum slammed against the wall."

Leanne screamed at him: "Look what you have done to us all" shortly before the police arrived.

"He kicked off with the officers and they struggled to get the handcuffs on him," said Mrs Yates.

Elaine Jaques told police her son was "going crazy."

"He was in a frenzy," said Mrs Jaques. "He is very strong and scares us all."

Philip Turner, defending, said his client claimed the incident started after he learned his mother and sister had confronted his partner and that led to some violence.

"It was his grandmother who told him this and there was an argument at her house where he was staying," said Mr Turner. "His mother and sister turned up and it is fair to say they didn't come to make him a cup of tea. They came to confront him about his behaviour towards his nanna. His sister was particularly vociferous and he describes her as flying at him."

He said his mother joined in on sister's side and he accepted he had also assaulted her.

"He also accepts that he went beyond self defence," said Mr Turner. "By the time the police arrived he was sitting outside having a cigarette and there was a brief struggle when they said he was being arrested."