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Man stabs his mother after she tries to stop him playing loud music

‘Thomas Walsh has shown himself to be violent, aggressive and unpredictable’

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A 39-year-old man turned on his mother, stabbing her in the head with a fork and pinning her to the floor, after she took away a speaker to stop him playing loud music. Thomas Walsh attacked his mother at her home in Landbeach near Cambridge last October, demanding too she hand over her phone, and only released her when she threw the speaker across the room.

She managed to flee to a neighbour’s house and call police, but when officers arrived Walsh had left in a car she had not given him permission to drive.

He was later pulled over and arrested by police in Cambridge after reports he was driving recklessly with a damaged door, a shredded tyre, and a dog in the passenger seat.

Thomas Walsh, 39, ran at his mother at her home in Landbeach, near Cambridge, in October last year, after she took away a speaker so he couldn’t play loud music.

Thomas Walsh, 39, ran at his mother at her home in Landbeach, near Cambridge, in October last year, after she took away a speaker so he couldn’t play loud music.

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Walsh, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to two years in prison for assault at Cambridge Crown Court last week (8 February) and banned from driving for three years.

He was also handed sentences for other offences including shoplifting, threatening behaviour, and dangerous driving, to run concurrently.

PC Alec Cunningham, who investigated, said: “Walsh’s erratic behaviour towards his own mother left her fearing for her life, while his driving could have caused serious injury to himself and other road users.

“He has shown himself to be violent, aggressive and unpredictable and I hope he gets the help he needs while in prison to change his behaviour.”

 

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