Bail and an adjournment were given to a man accused of violent offences to allow him the chance to see his poorly son.
Gregory Guille, of Top Row, Honington, faces numerous allegations including assault, but his solicitor told the court the defendant was in no position to enter a plea on Monday as his son was undergoing brain surgery as the case was being heard.
Mr Body, defending, described the child’s problem as a being due to a “sizable tumour on the brain”.
He added: “Mr Guille is not in any state of mind for me to try and take instructions today.
“I’m going to take him straight to QMC from here so he can be reunited with the mother of his child and her partner.”
Chair of magistrates Jane Tidswell granted Guille bail. She said: “Best wishes for your son and I hope things have gone well today.”
Guille, 35, is alleged to have committed three common assaults, two offences of criminal damage, stole a bank card and assaulted a police constable by spitting at a custody sergeant.
Guille has yet to enter a plea to any of the offences. He must return to court on October 18.