A SON who brutally attacked his mother and vowed to "make her suffer" has been jailed for four and a half years.

Joshua Garroch turned on Angela Law at her home in Paisley, Renfrewshire on March 6 last year.

The 23 year-old initially struck while Angela was on a video call to her sister.

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A judge heard how the attacks included Garroch trying to smother his mum.

Garroch was back in the dock having earlier pleaded guilty to assaulting Angela to her injury and danger of life.

She was at the High Court in Glasgow to see her son sentenced.

His lawyer told how the pair were "anxious" to try and repair the situation between them.

Lady Stacey told Garroch: "I know that your mum is present. She is here to support you and you are fortunate in that.

"The relationship between you and her has been fraught. Your upbringing was not the best in life.

"The age you are now...you have been going off the rails for years and it is time that you stopped.

"You are going into proper adulthood now, so enough."

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Garroch will also be supervised for a further year on his release.

Prosecutor Sheena Fraser last month told how a row was sparked over a mobile phone.

Angela went on to video call her sister in Manchester.

Miss Fraser: "During this conversation, Garroch assaulted his mother by grabbing her by the hair and dragging her to the floor.

"He then repeatedly kicked her on the face and body as she screamed at him to stop."

Angela's shocked sister heard the attack and called police in Manchester, who alerted colleagues here.

When officers turned up, however, no complaint was made.

But, later that night, Angela telephoned police while her "angry" son could be heard in the background.

Miss Fraser: "Once the call ended, Garroch again assaulted his mother by taking a pillow and pushing it in her face causing her to struggle to breathe.

"He shouted at her: 'I f*****g hate you'."

Police again arrived and found Angela with a black eye and swollen face. She told how her son was responsible.

After being held, he blurted out: "Wish I had kept stamping on that tramp's head.

"She is lucky she did not get double stomped. F*****g wish I had held a pillow over her head. I will murder her and make her suffer."

He was later granted bail by a sheriff, but in October last year, he flouted the order by returning to his mum's.

On one occasion, Angela said she loved her son, but admitted she was also "scared" of him.

Raging Garroch replied: "You are lucky because next time I am going to put you in the bath, cut you up and dissolve you."

A distressed Angela ran out her house and called police for help.

Garroch also admitted last month to breaching bail as well as behaving in a threatening and abusive manner.

Geoffrey Forbes, defending, said: "He is anxious to repair the relationship with his mum when he is released.

"She is also anxious to do that."

Lady Stacey said the jail-term would have been six years, but for the guilty pleas.