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Man admits Penrith stabbing

Police at the scene
Police at the scene

A MAN has admitted a wounding charge after a late night incident in the centre of Penrith.

Victim Joseph Ball suffered a stab wound to his chest at the town’s White Hart Yard on 20th February.

At Carlisle Crown Court, 47-year-old Paul Davies pleaded guilty to wounding Mr Ball.

Having heard that the defendant was a man of previous good character, Judge Peter Davies asked for background information before sentence was passed.

Davies, of Warwick Road, Whitstable, Kent, had his case adjourned for three weeks.

He is due to learn his fate at the crown court on 15th July, but was told by Judge Davies that all sentencing options – including custody – would be open.

In the meantime he was granted bail.

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