AN ISLE of Wight man pushed his own mother and violently attacked his carer, subjecting him to racist abuse and making threats to stab him with a steak knife.

Richard Herbert, of High Street, Shanklin, appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates on Tuesday, May 14.

The 25-year-old admitted racially aggravated assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and threatening a person with a bladed article, in Shanklin, on February 6.

At a previous hearing, Herbert also admitted a further charge of assault by beating, in Basingstoke, on November 3 of last year.

Prosecutor, Lauren Stone, said Herbert assaulted his mother back in November, pushing her shoulder outside a Burger King, causing bruising and lasting pain.

She said he had been made homeless at the time of the offence, was living between hotels, and became aggressive and frustrated over difficulties booking accommodation.

Ms Stone said the second incident, in February, involved Herbert’s carer.

The court heard Herbert was in a bad mood when his carer attended the address, paused his computer game, and told him to leave.

Ms Stone said he went on to smash a mug over the victim’s head, picked up a steak knife, and made threats to stab him with it.

She said a colleague arrived and stood between the pair, and Herbert eventually calmed down.

The victim suffered a deep laceration to the side of his face which required glueing, as well as a cut to his neck and behind his ear.

Ms Stone said the offence was racially aggravated and involved numerous uses of a derogatory word.

Herbert, who has 22 previous convictions for 49 offences, saw his case adjourned to June 14 at the Isle of Wight Crown Court.