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Man admits assaulting and making threat to kill wife in Whitehaven

Paul Gary Robson pictured after leaving Carlisle Crown Court

A MAN who admits assaulting his wife and making a threat to kill her has heard “all options” will be available to the judge who sentences him.

Paul Gary Robson, 51, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court earlier today (THURS).

Robson pleaded not guilty to a charge which had alleged that he attempted to cause Carol Robson grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent.

However, he did admit assaulting Mrs Robson, causing her actual bodily harm, and also making a threat to kill – intending she would fear that the threat would be carried out.

These two offences are said to arise out of an incident at an address in Whitehaven on November 28.

Lawyer Andrew Brown told Judge Peter Davies that Robson’s two guilty pleas were “acceptable to the prosecution”; and asked that the GBH charge he denied be ordered to lie on file at the defendant’s sentencing hearing.

This is due to take place at the crown court on March 1 after Judge Davies asked for psychiatric and pre-sentence reports to be prepared.

Karen Tunnacliffe, defending, spoke of the charges arising out of “a very serious domestic incident”, and described the defendant having a “substantial history of mental health issues”.

Judge Davies adjourned the case and granted Robson bail on condition that he lives at Rosedale Crescent in Darlington, and does not contact the complainant.

“The fact that you are on bail is no indication as to sentence,” the judge said to Robson. “All options are open.”

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