A drunken takeaway worker attacked his mother-in-law and brother-in-law when they confronted him in the street.
 
The 31 year old pushed the elderly woman to the ground in Bedford, causing her wrist to break.
 
He then punched his wife’s brother repeatedly in the face. It left him with a bloodied nose and dizziness, Luton crown court heard Monday 20th April.
 
The mother and son, who lived a few doors away, were annoyed that the defendant had gone out drinking leaving his wife and child at home and an argument broke out said Neil King, prosecuting. 
 
The Bedford man was convicted by a jury of causing grievous bodily harm and common assault on the night of 8th May last year.
 
Andrew Kerry, defending, said he and his wife were still together and were bringing up their child. He said he worked at a takeaway business between 12 noon and 11pm, earning £300 on a good week.
 
Mr Kerry said the man had no previous convictions and urged the judge to pass a sentence that would not involve him losing his liberty.
 
Judge Michael Kay QC said: “The evidence is that you had been out drinking for some time before you came home early in the morning. You were confronted in the street by our two victims. An argument ensued. I am quite satisfied the whole dispute arose out of your behaviour in coming home drunk. That is no mitigation, it only makes things worse.”
 
The judge passed a 6 month jail sentence suspended for 18 months and ordered him to complete 200 hours’ unpaid work.  He must abide by a 3 month curfew between midnight and 7am and must also pay £750 costs at the rate of £50 a month.