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Workington man denies attempted murder charge

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] WORKINGTON man will go on trial early next year after denying an allegation of attempted murder.

James Daniel Hawman appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today (MON) in front of Judge Peter Davies over a video link from custody.

During a hearing lasting less than 15 minutes, Hawman pleaded not guilty to a charge which alleges that he attempted to murder Scott Bentley on September 29.

Wearing a short-sleeved, open-necked pale blue shirt, 37-year-old Hawman, of Peter Street, Workington, was told by Judge Davies that his trial would start at the crown court on February 26. It is estimated that this will last one to two days.

In the meantime, Hawman was remanded in custody by the judge.

Cumbria police have previously said that officers attended a property in Workington’s Derwent Street at around 1am on September 29.

They found a 44-year-old man had sustained multiple stab wounds to his head and body. He was said to have been taken to hospital and later released.

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