A MAN attacked his mother so violently that he performed CPR on her thinking he had killed her, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Jamie Hooper butted Suzanne Bottomley so hard she felt she had been "hit with a brick," punched her repeatedly and throttled her until she lost consciousness during a sustained assault at her home.

Hooper, 23, of Craven Road, Keighley, pleaded guilty to twice causing his mother actual bodily harm, between November 23 and 25 last year.

Prosecutor Jayne Beckett said that Miss Bottomley threw her son out of her house in Braithwaite Avenue, Keighley, after he verbally abused her, butted her and then attacked her again outside the property.

While locked out, and spending the night in the garden, Hooper teased his mother by sticking a glowing fence post through the letterbox.

After she let him back in, he strangled her until she lost consciousness. It was then that Hooper tried to perform CPR on his mother because he thought he had killed her, Mrs Beckett told the court.

The police were called and Miss Bottomley was found to have suffered an injured knee and thigh and bruising and scratches.

Hooper denied assaulting her but pleaded guilty to the offences on the day of his trial.

His lawyer, Andrew Walker, said he had no previous convictions. A previous caution for battery did not involve his mother.

Hooper had spent the equivalent of five months in custody on remand.

The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, said Hooper was still loved by his "very patient, caring and loving mum" who was present in court to support him.

"Victims are very brave people and they often see in those that hurt them more than the court does," Judge Durham Hall said.

Although it was a bad case, Hooper had been messed up by problems in his past.

"You knocked your mother out while under the influence of emotional distress and other substances," the judge said.

He sentenced Hooper to 20 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, with a nine month drug rehabilitation requirement and a rehabilitation activity requirement with the probation service.

A restraining order bans Hooper from going within 100 metres of his mother's address.

The court heard that Miss Bottomley was anxious to see her son, but not at her home address where trouble had previously flared.

Judge Durham Hall reserved any breaches of the order to himself.