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Man denies alleged Carlisle Boxing Day “assault” and rounders bat “threat”

Carlisle Magistrates Court

A CARLISLE man accused of attacking another man and threatening him with a wooden rounders bat has appeared in court.

John Dean Kenneth Bell, 30, faces two charges arising out of an alleged Boxing Day incident on the outskirts of the city centre.

Bell appeared before District Judge Gerald Chalk at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court earlier today (THURS).

He pleaded not guilty to an alleged actual bodily harm assault on Anthony Robson. Bell also denied allegedly unlawfully and intentionally threatening Mr Robson with a wooden rounders bat “in such a way that there was an immediate risk of serious physical harm to him”.

After hearing an outline of the alleged incident from prosecutor Peter Kelly, District Judge Chalk committed Dean’s case to Carlisle Crown Court.

Dean, of Partridge Place, Carlisle, is due to appear there before a judge on January 28.

In the meantime he was remanded in custody by the district judge.

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