Sean Wilson: Freed thug who choked own mother jailed for eight years

Anthony France
·2-min read
Sean Wilson (Metropolitan Police)
Sean Wilson (Metropolitan Police)

A thug choked his mother and imprisoned her for three hours just a week after being released from jail.

Sean Wilson, 23, was freed having served half of a four-year sentence for stabbing the woman in her 40s.

But she agreed to let him stay at her home in Erith, south east London while arrangements were made to find accommodation for him in March.

Eight days later, drunk Wilson turned violent and said “she was the reason he had gone to prison”, Woolwich Crown Court heard.

He pushed his mother to the floor and held her in a chokehold, cutting off her air.

Wilson slapped and punched her face and head, then choked her in the crook of his elbow.

For about an hour, he kept punching her around the head and putting her into headlocks.

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Wilson then marched his mother to the kitchen, where he told her to sit on the floor. He refused to let her leave and continued to assault her.

The woman was kept there for two hours. Wilson ordered her back to the lounge and began to choke her again.

It was only when he fell asleep because he had consumed so much alcohol, that his mother was able to call police.

Officers attended and arrested Wilson. Fortunately, his mother did not suffer serious injuries.

When interviewed, he claimed he could not remember the events due to heavy drinking.

Wilson pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm and false imprisonment.

A judge branded him “dangerous” and sentenced Wilson to eight years’ prison – with four years to serve on licence. He must serve at least 32 months in total.

Detective Constable Carly Walker, from the Metropolitan Police’s South East CID, said: “This case shows that violence is not only restricted to partners or spouses.

“Domestic violence can also affect mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers.

“But whatever the relationship, police are determined to support victims and bring perpetrators to justice.

“Wilson carried out an awful attack on his own mother and we were determined that he should be brought to account.

“I would ask anyone who is suffering from domestic violence to call police or one of the many domestic violence agencies. There is support and advice for those who need it, you just have to make the call.”

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