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Man denies alleged wounding of woman in Bowness-on-Windermere

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] MAN accused of unlawfully wounding a female at his home in the Lake District has appeared at Carlisle Crown Court.

Benjamin Davis Bland denies two charges when he appeared before Judge James Adkin over a video link from custody this morning (TUES).

Bland pleaded not guilty to one allegation which alleges that he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Louise Murphy. The 35-year-old also denied a second charge which alleges that he damaged, without lawful excuse, a car windscreen belonging to Ms Murphy.

Both charges arise out of alleged incidents at Bland’s home address at Helm Close, Bowness-on-Windermere, on January 26.

A case timetable was agreed by the respective lawyers in the case – Gerard Rogerson for the prosecution and Claire Larton, representing Bland.

A trial in front of a jury is due to start at the crown court on Monday, May 7. It is estimated the hearing will last around two days.

In the meantime Bland was remanded in custody by Judge Adkin.

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