A MAN got drunk, yelled abuse at his mother and paramedics before arming himself with a knife.

Arron Cook had begun to drink in the evening before going out to a friend’s house in Basildon in December.

He returned at around 3am to his parents’ home, where he had a cut to his head, which concerned his mother.

She then called the ambulance for her son, but when the paramedics arrived, the 23-year-old began behaving aggressively.

His behaviour did not improve and He threw chairs around the room, and he eventually picked up a knife with a three inch blade.

He made threatening gestures towards his mother, and also threatened paramedics.

At this point the paramedics withdrew from the home for their own safety.

The police were called and later came to the scene with the paramedics, and the decision was made to arrest him.

Cook, of Seven Acres, Wickford, later admitted affray following the incident on December 13, and appeared at Basildon Crown Court yesterday for sentencing.

Mitigation for Cook said his parents support him and his behaviour had resulted from him being drunk and misusing medication he took for anxiety, and that he requires help with his mental health.

Addressing Cook, Judge Samantha Cohen said: “On the 13th of December 13, you behaved appallingly.

“You got yourself high and drunk and came home to the place where you have the good fortune to have parents who love you and you abused them at their home, you know that.

“You should be, and I expect you are, ashamed of yourself.

“You need help to make sure you do not do this again and to manage your alcohol abuse.”

Cook received a community order where he must complete 30 days of rehabilitation and pay £100 in costs.

He will be under curfew from 7pm to 7am for three months.

Judge Cohen added: “Do not let yourself down, and do not let your parents down.”