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Man admits possessing imitation firearm during Carlisle incident

Carlisle Crown Court
Carlisle Crown Court

[A] MAN has admitted a firearm crime following an incident in Carlisle which led to the deployment of armed police.

Officers and a dog handler were sent to the Denton Holme area of the city just after 9pm on December 3 last year. An area around Denton Street and Graham Street was said to have been cordoned off for a time.

As a result of the incident, 27-year-old Adrian Skowron was charged with possessing an imitation firearm – a BB gun – with intent to cause fear of violence.

Skowron, of East Dale Street, Carlisle, pleaded guilty to that charge during a brief appearance at the city’s crown court today (MON). It emerged he had “brandished” the weapon and “pointed it at people”, although Judge Peter Davies heard there was some background to the incident.

The case was adjourned for sentence until June 20, and Skowron – a man of previous good character – was granted bail.

But Judge Davies told him all sentencing options, including a prison term, would be open on that date.

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