Mandurah man pleads guilty to assault on father

A Mandurah man who has previously served time behind bars for assaulting his father was back in court on Tuesday to face a similar charge.
A Mandurah man who has previously served time behind bars for assaulting his father was back in court on Tuesday to face a similar charge.

A Mandurah man who has previously served time behind bars for assaulting his father was back in court on Tuesday to face a similar charge.

Kent James Pemberton appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court via video from Hakea Prison where he has been on remand.

He pleaded guilty to the aggravated assault on his father which happened in Halls Head on September 15.

The court was told Pemberton had been at his father’s home when the pair became involved in an argument.

Pemberton spat at his dad and headbutted him before throwing him to the ground.

Police arrested and charged Pemberton and placed him on bail conditions preventing him from contacting or being within 100 metres of his father, but on October 20 this condition was breached.

Pemberton, who was jailed for seven months close to two years ago for breaching a suspended imprisonment order he was placed on for assaulting his father, will be sentenced on December 22.

Magistrate Anne Longden ordered a pre-sentence report and remanded Pemberton in custody.