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Man tells crown court jury he was attacked and robbed in his own Carlisle flat

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] MAN has told a Carlisle Crown Court jury he was attacked with tools and his own crutch during a violent robbery at his city home.

Paul Savage suffered a broken jaw and bruising across his body when a number of people called at his Harraby flat on February 7.

Giving evidence today (MON), 50-year-old Mr Savage – who suffers from mobility problems – said he was punched before being attacked with a wrench, a hammer, and his own crutch. Cash, a jacket and a gold ring was stolen.

The prosecution alleges that Braden Moreton, 19, of no fixed address, was one of the attackers. However, Moreton denies a charge of robbery.

The teenager has gone on trial with 37-year-old Gary McCaffrey, who is alleged to have been involved in heroin supply connected to the robbery.

McCaffrey, of Balmoral Court, Etterby, Carlisle denies being concerned in supplying the class A drug during the early weeks of this year. He further denies trying to pervert the course of justice by assisting another man who warned Mr Savage not to pick anyone out of a police identification parade.

The trial continues.

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