A MAN beat up his mum after breaching the terms of his restraining order, a court has heard.

Benjamin James Stuart Prothero, 22, admitted breaching the order and assault by beating when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

The court heard that the offences had taken place at Gwyneth Prothero's Hunderton Avenue home on August 25.

Prothero, who had a troubled relationship with his mother, was banned from visiting the property under the terms of a restraining order imposed following a previous altercation in April 2016.

Speaking in his own defence, Prothero told the court that he had been contacted by his mother, who had told him that the restraining order had been lifted.

He said that he had not thought to check whether or not the order had been lifted for himself, and that he had accepted the offer of a roof over his head as he was homeless at the time.

"I just want to move on with my life now. I am not going near her again," he said.

"I am better off keeping away from her altogether."

Magistrates told Prothero he would be offered one last chance to engage with support services to address his alcohol, anger management and housing issues.

Prothero was handed a 12 month community order. He was ordered to complete a five month alcohol requirement and 15 rehabilitation activity requirement days. He was also fined £275 and must pay compensation of £100 to Gwyneth Prothero, costs of £135 and a £90 victim surcharge.