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Man denies Lake District axe and violence allegations

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] MAN accused of having an axe and behaving violently in Windermere will stand trial later this year.

Phillip Wells, 27, pleaded not guilty to two charges when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court earlier today (FRI) over a video link from HMP Preston.

Wells denied having an offensive weapon – an axe – in a public place at College Road in Windermere.

During a short hearing in front of Judge Peter Davies, he also denied a charge of affray.

The charges arise out of alleged incidents on the Lakeland location on July 3.

Wells was told his trial, which is estimated to last one to two days, is due to take place at the crown court in the week of October 2.

In the meantime Wells, of Egerton, Skelmersdale, was remanded in custody by Judge Davies.

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