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Three given jail warning after violence flares in Keswick

Carlisle Crown Court

[T]HREE men could be jailed after violence flared in Keswick, and a mother and son were hurt.

Scott Daniel Pearson, 32, Callum Devlin, 22, and 31-year-old Ryan Leslie James all appeared in the dock at Carlisle Crown Court.

Pearson admitted unlawfully wounding Joan Stafford, while Devlin and James pleaded guilty to a charge of affray. Devlin also admitted drink-driving.

At a previous court hearing, Pearson had admitted wounding Mrs Stafford, son, Lee Stafford, with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and also having a bladed article – a knife – in the Bell Close area of Keswick.

The charges arise out of a violent incident in the town, on July 5, which is said to have been captured on CCTV.

Mr Stafford is said to have suffered a laceration to his back which required more than two dozen stitches, while his mother needed medical treatment after receiving a cut to her face.

Another man is said to have suffered a facial injury.

Judge James Adkin adjourned the case for background information to be obtained. Pearson, of Dene Court, Manchester, was remanded in custody. Devlin, of Main Road, Seaton, and James, of Sealand Road, Manchester, were both bailed. They are all due to be sentenced at the crown court next month.

“All options are open, including immediate imprisonment,” Judge Adkin told the men.

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