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Man facing “long” jail term following serious Whitehaven attack

Carlisle Crown Court

A MAN has been warned he faces a lengthy jail term for a Whitehaven attack.

Kevin Robert Christian, 25, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court earlier today (FRI), and admitted unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm upon Scott Kiggins.

The charge arises out of an incident on Lowther Street, Whitehaven, where the 24-year-old victim was found injured. He was taken to hospital in Newcastle.

Christian was said to have entered his plea on a basis which, Judge James Adkin heard, is unlikely to be accepted by the prosecution.

That means a further hearing must be held – with evidence called – before Christian can be sentenced. This is due to take place at the crown court on December 10.

Judge Adkin adjourned the case, but observed that the charge admitted by Christian was “an extremely serious example” of its type. He asked for the probation service to prepare a report assessing what risk the defendant poses to others in the future.

Christian, previously of Jacktrees Road, Cleator Moor, and now of Milton Street, Fleetwood, will remain behind bars in the meantime. And he was told by Judge Adkin: “You will face a long custodial sentence, inevitably.”

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