A CLYDEBANK man who attacked his mother and said he was willing to do “25 years” for the crime has been spared a jail sentence.

Lee Kennedy, of Onslow Road, struck his mother on the head with a knife while shouting, swearing, acting in an aggressive manner, uttering threats of violence and brandishing a knife.

On Friday, depute fiscal Emma Thomson told Dumbarton Sheriff Court how Kennedy’s mother had got a phone call on March 21, 2018, telling her Kennedy was lying in the road near their home in Lappin Street.

His mum and her carer made their way to the property and found the door open and keys left in the door.

The 28-year-old then returned under the influence, began “shouting, ranting and raving”, and told her: “I will do 25 years for you.”

Kennedy went into the kitchen and reappeared with a large, stainless steel carving knife. He attacked his mum twice with the blunt side of the blade before running out.

Later, his mother and her carer were watching TV when they heard banging on the front door, seeing Kennedy kicking and banging the door.

Still under the influence, he was waving a black-handled knife, then grabbed another kitchen knife and two smaller ones before running off.

Police arrested Kennedy around 11.40pm that night.

Defence solicitor Scott Adair said the offence was more than 17 months old and that Kennedy, who had no previous convictions, had behaved since then.

Sheriff Lindsey Kooner said: I’m sure you do appreciate what an upsetting and alarming experience that was for your mother. Your mother seems anxious to restore relations.”

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Kennedy was put on social work supervision for 12 months, ordered to do 90 hours of unpaid work in the community, and told to pay a £100 fine for failing to appear at a previous hearing.