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Kendal man admits assault

[A] KENDAL man has admitted charges of assault and possessing an offensive weapon following an incident in the town.

James Daniel Walker, 24, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court in front of Judge Peter Davies.

Walker entered guilty pleas to two charges. These were assaulting Lee Capstick by beating and possessing an offensive weapon – a piece of wood – at Broad Ing in Kendal.

His case was adjourned by Judge Davies, who directed that comprehensive background information should be prepared before Walker is sentenced.

“This is young man has some real psychiatric issues,” his defence lawyer, David Birrell, had told the court.

Walker, of Oxenholme Road, is set to learn his fate at the crown court on 11th August.

He was told by the judge: “All (sentencing) options will be open, do you understand?”

Walker replied: “Yes.”

In the meantime he was remanded on conditional bail.

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