A man who cares for his 100-year-old grandfather grabbed his heavily pregnant sister by the throat during a row.
Magistrates heard today that 22-year-old Charles Barfoot had become frustrated with his sister during the incident on December 5 as she was not getting up to enable a carer to fulfil her duties.
An argument broke out and Barfoot, now of Churchgate Way, Terrington St Clement, grabbed his sister, who was 38 weeks pregnant, by the throat before her partner intervened.
The court was told that Barfoot, who admitted assault, had been caring for his grandfather for nine years and had missed out on a large part of his education as a result.
Prosecutor Giles Beaumont told the court Barfoot had believed his sister was being “lazy.”
But mitigating solicitor Ian Graham said: “This wasn’t a young man being nasty or acting through drink or drugs. His intentions were good but he dealt with the situation poorly.”
The court heard that Barfoot had been injured in the incident but had not made a complaint, telling police he had “got what he deserved.”
Mr Graham added that Barfoot had also paid for an anger management course.
Barfoot was given a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs plus a £15 victim surcharge.