An Isle of Wight YouTuber will be sentenced later this year after assaulting his mum at a mainland shopping centre.

Richard Herbert, of High Street, Shanklin, previously pleaded guilty to assault by beating and breaching a conditional discharge and attended the Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court for sentencing on Friday, February 16.

Prosecuting, Munayah Hassan said the 25-year-old was at a fast-food restaurant inside Festival Place Shopping Centre in Basingstoke with his carer and his mum on November 3, 2023, when a discussion with his mother turned aggressive.

Ms Hassan told the court Herbert told his carer to delete his mother’s number, to which his mum protested, and he pushed her to the floor.

In a victim statement, Herbert’s mother said that, in the discussion, she was trying to help him with a housing situation and subsequently suffered a bruised shoulder due to the push.

A representative of the probation service said Herbert was convicted in July 2023 for battery against his mother and received a six-month conditional discharge, which he was in breach of for the November offence. 

Probation added that Herbert is marked as ‘high risk’ to staff, the public and his family, and ‘high risk’ to causing ‘domestic homicide’ to his mother.

Herbert has 20 previous convictions for 28 offences.

For Herbert, Barry Keel said his client is both challenged and challenging, suffering from a series of complex needs.

Mr Keel told the court that Herbert, who has a popular gaming YouTube channel with around 13,000 subscribers, was angered that his mother had his carer’s contact number, as she might go ‘behind his back’ to check up on him.

Herbert walked off after pushing his mum but quickly texted her to apologise, Mr Keel said.

Magistrates said they believed the custody threshold had been passed due to the list of aggravating factors but ordered a psychiatric report 'with a view for a hospital order'.

Court was adjourned until May 10, with Herbert granted conditional bail until that time.