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Man jailed after violence flares in Keswick

Scott Pearson

A MAN who wounded a mother and stabbed her son as violence flared in Keswick has been jailed.

Scott Pearson was celebrating his 32nd birthday outside a town pub when he was set upon first following an earlier altercation.

Trouble then flared during separate flashpoints, first in front of the Golden Lion, on July 5, and then behind the premises.

During the second incident, Lee Stafford was stabbed in the calf and his mother, Joan, received an injury to her face. These were both caused after Pearson took a knife from his work trousers in a “moment of madness”, with Mr Stafford receiving more than two dozen stitches during treatment for what Carlisle Crown Court heard was a “formidable cut”.

Pearson, of Dene Court, Manchester, was jailed for 40 months after he admitted wounding with intent, unlawful wounding and having a bladed article in public. Two other men were also sentenced for involvement in the violence.

Callum Devlin, 22, of Main Road, Seaton, and Ryan James, 31, of Sealand Road, Manchester, both admitted affray. Devlin also admitted drink-driving after he, James and Pearson were apprehended in a car on the A66 near Threlkeld after the Keswick fracas.

Devlin must complete 200 hours’ unpaid work, a three-month night-time curfew and an 18-month driving ban, while James was fined £250.

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