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Carlisle man facing prison for nose-bite attack on woman

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] CARLISLE man who admits a nose-bite attack on his partner was told by a judge: “Prison beckons.”

Paul Scott Harvey Elliman, 25, appeared at the city’s crown court today (FRI) over a video link from custody.

During a short hearing, Elliman pleaded guilty to assaulting Amy Moorhead, causing her actual bodily harm. The offence arises out of an incident in Carlisle on April 18.

The court heard Elliman disputed some aspects of the prosecution’s version of events of an attack on Ms Moorhead. But Paul Tweddle, defending, said Elliman accepted he had “bit her nose”, and that this was “in a fit of anger”.

Judge James Adkin adjourned what he said was a “domestic case”. He ordered the preparation of a pre-sentence report to investigate Elliman’s background and provide an assessment of the risk he poses to partners in the future.

Elliman, of Warwick Road, Carlisle, was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced at the crown court on June 15.

“It is a serious offence,” Judge Adkin told him. “Prison beckons for you.”

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