It’s our house, our property’: Mother defends son who floored man

A family who caused a storm on social media when they posted CCTV footage of a protective son punching another man for allegedly harassing his ill mother have defended their actions.Trudy Murrell, 55, said she was sitting in the garden of the property in Middlesbrough with her one-year-old granddaughter when two men approached her.CCTV footage shows her son Jack Randall, 22, punching one of the men to the ground before his older brother James Randall, 27, drags the recumbant man out of the front yard.Grandmother Trudy, who suffers from Fibromyalgia and diabetes, said: ‘I’d come outside with my granddaughter to get an ice cream from the ice cream van that had passed.’We were sitting at the table and I was feeding her the ice cream when these two boys came up the drive. ‘I was frightened of them. Those kinds of people are unpredictable. I’m ill and so I may have struggled to defend myself.’The one that went to the door, he turned funny. He started swaying and he couldn’t walk. ‘I told them to get off the front. One of them went near the door. I stood in the way. I had my granddaughter in my arms so I put her down in the chair in case he tried to get passed me and in the house. ‘Jack’s girlfriend had messaged him to tell him what was going on, that’s why he got out the car so quickly and punched him straight away.  Jack Randall (left) knocked out the allegedly high trespasser with a single punch then his brother James (right) dragged the recumbent man off their mother’s propertyTrudy Murrell (left) said: ‘I was frightened of them. Those kinds of people are unpredictable. I’m ill and so I may have struggled to defend myself”I didn’t know he knew what was going on. They should never have come over here, it’s our house, our property.’ James said the commotion in his own front yard at about 1pm on Sunday woke him up. He said: ‘I’d been out watching the UFC fight in the casino until the early morning so I was asleep upstairs. ‘I heard my mam shouting outside and ran downstairs as fast as I could. ‘I saw Jack had floored this man and wanted him away from my daughter quick so I dragged him away. ‘I went up to the other guy to tell him to leave and when he talked back I slapped some sense into him. ‘I just wanted to get them off the property and out the house and away from my daughter. ‘They were high as a kite!’  The mother’s son storms over to the man who was apparently harassing his mother in Middlesbrough, northeast EnglandJames said he was told afterwards, by his mother Trudy and brother Jack, how the incident unfolded. He said: ‘Two bag heads had come to our door. ‘They tried to get into an old man’s house around the corner but he called the police on them. ‘They were probably trying to get into our house to steal something. ‘One of them, their trousers kept falling down. And they kept falling down in front of my daughter. ‘Jack punched the one whose trousers had fallen down. ‘The way they were going there was no time to get on the phone to get the police. We had to use force to get them away. ‘My mam’s not well. She has Fibromyalgia, diabetes and other things affecting her health. ‘I was basically coming down to defend my family. ‘I didn’t see Jack knock him out. I found out about him having his trousers down later. To be honest if I’d known that when I came out it would have been a different story. ‘They were threatening my mam to get into the house. She was telling them to go. She told them I was inside. ‘They must have thought my mam was lying. It’s really bad around here for people like that. ‘They were definitely off their faces. Basically we wanted them off as quickly as possible. ‘What would you do if it was your ill mam and your one-year-old daughter?  One of the men is punched in the jaw and falls to the floor before he lies and nurses his head  He grabs the fallen man by the scruff of his collar and drags him out of the drive causing his trousers to fall to around his knees’They were probably around two seconds away from attacking my mam and daughter.’Yesterday the clip caused  a stir when it was released. It shows Tracy standing by her doorway remonstrating with the two young men.A car soon pulls up and Jack jumps out after he sees the pair apparently harassing his mother and her toddler granddaughter. He storms up to one of the men and throws a fierce punch to his jaw causing him to fall to the floor, shouting: ‘I’m not having it, you don’t talk to my mum like that!’After the forceful punch, the man lies on the ground in a daze nursing his head.The loud commotion wakes James, who charges outside and grabs the fallen man by his jacket collar and drags him out of the drive causing his trousers to fall to around his knees. He grabs the fallen man by his jacket collar and drags him out of the drive causing his trousers to fall to around his knees. 
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