Hartlepool: An angry son left his elderly father with a broken hip after flying into a rage because his parents did not get him the right fried chicken.

Norman Bell, 76, bought a supermarket variety of chicken to take to his son David’s home in Hartlepool, County Durham, instead of the takeaway KFC the 46-year-old wanted.

Bell and David’s mother met their son at a bus stop where the alcoholic became infuriated when his mother revealed the type of chicken they had bought.

As Bell tried to walk away, his son went to headbutt him and the pensioner fell while trying to avoid the blow, Teesside Crown Court heard.

Bell had to have surgery and spent 11 days in hospital because his hip was so badly fractured – but still pleaded with the judge to show his son mercy. Bell admitted causing grievous bodily harm but avoided jail after prosecutor Richard Woolfall accepted his father’s request.

Bell had drunk half a bottle of whisky and four cans of strong lager that day.

Bell was given 12 months in prison suspended for 18 months, with a probation provision. – Daily Mail