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Workington man accused of attempting to murder brother

[A] MAN accused of attempting to murder his older brother in West Cumbria has appeared at Carlisle Crown Court.

Gary Lee Murphy, 22, and his mother, Alison Mary Murphy, 51, both face charges which relate to Friday, 15th April.

Gary Murphy is charged with attempting to murder Antony Murphy in Whitehaven.

Alison Murphy is accused of conspiring to murder Antony Murphy – her elder son.

Both Gary Murphy and Alison Murphy appeared via separate video links at the crown court today (WED) before Judge Peter Davies.

Neither defendant entered a plea during a hearing which lasted almost 25 minutes.

This was adjourned until 12th August when both are due to reappear at the crown court. It was said that a provisional trial date has been fixed for a date in October.

In the meantime Gary Murphy, of Hinnings Road, Distington, Workington, was remanded in custody.

Alison Murphy, of Copeland Avenue, Whitehaven, was granted conditional bail by Judge Davies – on stringent terms to an address outside of Cumbria.

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