Man who smashed his way into mum’s home, assaulted partner to face court

A HAMILTON man who smashed his way into his mother’s home and assaulted her partner will appear in court today.

The 26-year-old breached an intervention order when he visited the property.

Sergeant Paul Stanhope, of Hamilton police, said the man went to the property about 8.30pm on Monday night.

“Police will allege he smashed a window to gain entry,” Sergeant Stanhope said.

“After smashing the window he had a serious physical altercation with his mother’s partner.

“Police attended and arrested him.”

Sergeant Stanhope said the 53-year-old victim was flown to a Melbourne hospital.

He was suffering from bruising and lacerations to his face, shoulders, chest and back and sustained a fracture in his right arm.

The offender was also taken to Hamilton Base Hospital.

He checked himself out on Tuesday and was later arrested by police and remanded in custody.

Sergeant Stanhope said he is expected to be charged with aggravated burglary, assault and damage to property.

The man will front Hamilton Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.