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Man warned he faces “significant” prison term for Carlisle nose-bite attack

Steven Hall’s violent attack occurred close to the taxi rank close to Carlisle railway station

[A] CARLISLE man has been told to expect a “significant” jail term for a savage attack on a victim who had part of his nose bitten off.

Steven Barry Hall had previously denied wounding a man, close to a taxi rank in the city centre, with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

Hall, 24, had been due to stand trial in front of a jury at Carlisle Crown Court this week.

But this afternoon (TUES), during a hearing in front of Judge James Adkin, Hall admitted an offence of wounding with intent. This is said to have occurred between Court Square and English Damside in the early hours of March 26 last year as Hall and the man were involved in a scuffle.

Hall, of Raffles Avenue, Carlisle, had his case adjourned, and is due to be sentenced at the crown court on June 8. A second defendant, Naomi Blair, 21, of Borland Avenue, Carlisle, is also set be punished on that date for an actual bodily harm assault on the male victim’s wife which occurred earlier in the same incident.

Judge Adkin has asked the probation service to assess the serious risk of harm Hall poses to the public in future, and told him: “You should expect a significant custodial sentence.”

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