A SOUTHAMPTON man pushed his frail and vulnerable mother leaving her with a fractured rib.

Kevin Tubb shoved his mother causing her to fall into a footstool.

She spent eight days in hospital following the domestic violence attack at her home in Meggeson Avenue on August 31 this year,

Tubb, 37, had previously been slapped with a restraining order preventing him from contacting his mother, who suffers from osteoporosis, after another attack.

He went on to breach this five times and was jailed for six weeks last December, a court heard.

Tubb appeared at Southampton Crown Court on Thursday charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, which he previously pleaded guilty to.

Prosecution barrister Tim Devlin told how when Tubb was arrested he gave no comment in his interview.

An impact statement read out in court said how Tubb’s mother feels totally worn down and exhausted.

Saying how she wanted to be a good mother, she described the situation as “toxic”.

However, she sat in the public gallery to support her son.

The court heard how Tubb and his brother would fight over pizza portions whilst both living at her home, and how alcohol played a bit part in family arguments.

Tubb, who has been on remand since September, has seven previous convictions for 13 offences including battery and harassment.

Defending, Jamie Gammon. said Tubb is aware he is a danger to his mother and that drink is going to be something he has to address.

During sentencing, Judge Christopher Parker QC said that sooner or later Tubb is going to kill his mother.

He slammed him for deliberately pushing his mum and warned him to expect the most severe punishment for further offences against her.

He was jailed for 12 months, suspended for 18 months.

Tubb must do nine-months of alcohol treatment and 20 days of rehabilitation.

He must also complete 150 hours of unpaid work.