Bury St Edmunds: Nathan Gardner admits he is ashamed after fracturing his mother’s nose and assaulting his father

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court - Credit: Archant

A man who attacked his parents and left his mother with a fractured nose has been warned he will be given a jail term of “some length” when he is sentenced next month.

Nathan Gardner, of Aster Close, Bury St Edmunds, admitted assaulting his mother Susan Gardner causing her actual bodily harm.

He also pleaded guilty to an offence of common assault on his father Michael Gardner on August 26.

In addition the 33-year-old also admitted damaging the front passenger window of a Mercedes car on the same date.

Judge Rupert Overbury adjourned sentence until December 6 for psychiatric and pre-sentence reports and warned the defendant he faced a custodial sentence of some length.

The judge said a pre-sentence report should address the issue of dangerousness as Gardner’s mother felt he was a dangerous person.

Michael Crimp, prosecuting said Mrs Gardner had suffered a fractured nose which had to be manipulated back into place under anaesthetic.

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“She has suffered psychologically as a result of what happened,” said Mr Crimp.

Joanne Eley for Gardner said he was deeply ashamed of his behaviour and appreciated it was likely he would be sent to prison.

“He doesn’t want to look at the pictures or statements from his parents,” said Miss Eley.

She added her client had mental health issues and was sectioned three years ago.