A MAN who pushed his grandmother and threw tea over her has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Joseph McGlone, of St Peter’s Road, Basingstoke, was living with his grandmother in Overton when the incidents happened.

In December last year, he threw objects in the house and pushed the 73-year-old to the ground, causing bruising to her left arm.

Months later on February 13, McGlone “came downstairs and aggressively asked if he could use her car”.

On Wednesday, Winchester Crown Court heard McGlone’s nan declined the request and he became angry .

Dawn Hyland, prosecuting, said the 21-year-old spat at his relation but it hit the wall, adding: “He picked up a porcelain mug which was half full of tea and he threw the tea all over her.”

He then began calling her names and picked up her electronic devices which was said to be used “as leverage” for McGlone to get his own way.

McGlone stormed upstairs with the devices and threw a glass vase, which broke.

In a statement, the victim said: “I knew I would have to give him the car keys as the situation would have got worse.”

The victim eventually handed over the keys, but when McGlone was arrested he was found to be driving without insurance and with two wraps of cannabis.

McGlone pleaded guilty to two counts of battery, one of criminal damage, possession of cannabis, and driving without insurance.

The court heard McGlone was on a suspended sentence for a previous attack on his grandmother in September last year and had been in prison since his arrest in February.

Fabienne Macey, defending, said “it has been a wake-up call” as McGlone has been subjected to bullying in prison.

“He describes he has had his trainers stolen. It is not necessarily teaching him how to manage his emotions, how to manage his actions and withdraw from relying on cannabis as he has been in the past.

“He didn’t intend that level of anger loss as they had had a good relationship in the past. He does have his good side, as well as when he sees red and loses his temper.”

Mr Justice Garnham imposed a 12-month community order, six-month drug rehabilitation, 20 days of rehabilitation, and 80 hours of unpaid work.

McGlone was also given eight points on his driving licence.

A one day prison term was also given for breaching his previous suspended sentence. A restraining order was also granted for three years.