A 21 year-old man who stamped on his mother's head and gouged her eyes in a booze-fuelled attack has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Dylan Thomas Fuller Jones appeared before Judge Simon Carr for sentencing in Truro Crown Court yesterday, having previously admitted two charges of assault and one of criminal damage.

At the magistrate's hearing last month, prosecutor Anita Kennett had explained how Jones, of Barncoose Terrace, Illogan Highway, had been drinking for a "considerable period of time" at Redruth Rugby Club on March 2.

He returned home to find his mother and girlfriend and was "difficult from the outset", before trying to gouge his mother's eyes out, striking her to the ground and stamping on her head five times with a shod foot.

The women tried to put him in a vehicle to restrain him but he became verbally abusive, shouting as his mother "you big, fat c***" and calling his girlfriend "a little b**ch".

He was also vomiting and wet himself.

Charles Hulley, defending Jones, said that he had no recollection of the incident after "putting a pint of vodka and rum to his mouth and drinking it" at the rugby club.

Magistrates told Jones, who wept throughout the hearing, that they had insufficient powers of punishment and sent the case to Truro Crown Court for sentencing yesterday.

Judge Carr gave Jones a 15-month prison sentence, suspended for two years. He was ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and to pay costs of £425.