BUILDING worker Lee Hevingham, who attacked his father in a drunken rage, was given a stark warning by a judge at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court.
District judge Jonathon Finestein told him: “Unless you stop boozing you will end up in prison or the gutter – or dead.”
Hevingham, 28, from Sale, was staying with his parents at their home in Wythenshawe because his girlfriend had thrown him out four days before Christmas.
While in the lounge drinking he moaned about his brother wearing one of his t-shirts, said prosecutor Dominic Geelan.
When his parents told him ‘it’s what brothers do’ he called them an obscene name and began throwing beer bottles around the room.
Ordered out of the house, Hevingham punched his 51-year-old dad causing him to stagger back on the settee.
He suffered a one inch cut to his temple.
And on leaving he used his fists to smash a kitchen window and a windscreen of a family car causing £350 of damage, it was said.
Hevingham, of Thelwell Road, Sale, admitted charges of common assault, criminal damage and possessing a small amount of cannabis.
Hearing that Hevingham was seeking help from Alcoholics’ Anonymous the judge said: “I am a passionate supporter of the organisation.
“If you keep on going to the meetings you can put this behind you and get your life back on track”.
Hevingham was bailed until next month for another probation report regarding his drinking.