A Labrador man is being charged after a woman believed to be his mother was assaulted.

Nain RCMP said the woman, 63, suffered a head injury Tuesday night and needed assistance to get to the local medical clinic.

It's alleged the woman's son, 43, assaulted her in their home.

The man was arrested a short time later and held for a court appearance on Wednesday.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.