Hafod son, Mark Sorenson, accused of hitting his mother's head against a breakfast bar three times is cleared by magistrates
A SON accused of assaulting his mother by hitting her head against a breakfast bar has been cleared by magistrates.
Mark Sorenson, 22, stood trial after denying one count of assault against his mother, Jeniffer.
Magistrates found him not guilty, saying they could not be convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he had assaulted his mother.
The pair both agreed that the argument had broken out over Facebook.
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Mrs Sorenson had told the court she had gone to her former partner's — Mr Sorenson's dad's — address to speak to him about a family rift.
"Nobody seemed to be getting on and I went up there to put an end to it all," Mrs Sorenson said. "I wanted everybody to stop the arguing, I went up there in peace," she told magistrates.
Mr Sorenson, of Philadelphia Lane, Hafod, admitted sending a threatening message to his mother's new partner because he was unhappy about their relationship.
Mrs Sorenson said she was sitting in the kitchen of her former partner's house when her son came in, with his fists raised.
"It happened very quickly.
"He was shouting and the next thing was I felt my head being grabbed and bashed against the breakfast bar and I caught the knife block at the side of my face," she told the court.
She claimed he had hit her head against the surface up to three times.
Her son denied ever hitting her but admitted losing his temper.
"I would never hurt my mother," he told magistrates, sitting in Llanelli. Mr Sorenson admitted going into the kitchen in a temper but said he was not violent to his mother.
However, he said she was purposely trying to upset him.
"As I opened the door, things were still being said about me. I lost my cool. I raised my fists but put them down when I realised what I was doing," he said.
"We were both fuming. I wanted her to leave and when I realised she wouldn't, I called the police," he said.
He said he went back into the house to get his mobile phone and his mother began screaming down the phone to a 999 operator.
Mr Sorenson said he would not attack his "worst enemy" in the way his mother alleged but admitted he had placed his hand on her neck to "guide" her from the property.
Alex Scott, Mr Sorenson's solicitor, read part of a police officer's statement where they said there were no visible signs of disturbance in the house.
Mrs Sorenson said: "I have never let go of my love for my son and I won't, but that doesn't give him the right to physically hurt any person, whether they're related or not."