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Young mum facing “significant” sentence for stabbing teenager in Wigton

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] YOUNG mum was warned by a judge she faces a “significant” custodial sentence for stabbing a fellow teenager in Wigton.

Zoe Adams, 19, had previous been charged with – and denied – an allegation of attempting to murder the 17-year-old male.

He is said to have suffered several stab wounds following an incident at an address in the town on Saturday, July 29, which resulted in him being taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Adams had been due to stand trial in January.

However, at Carlisle Crown Court today (MON), Adams pleaded guilty to unlawfully and maliciously wounding the teen with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.

Her admission of this lesser charge was accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service, the court heard.

Judge Peter Davies ordered the probation service to produce a pre-sentence report, and adjourned the case.

Adams – said to be the mother of a young daughter – was told she would be sentenced at the crown court on Friday, December 15.

In the meantime she was remanded in custody by Judge Davies. He told Adams, of Brindlefield, Wigton: “You must understand that because of the guilty plea to the type of offence this is, there must be a significant sentence of custody.”

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