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Man kicked and punched during “three on one” Kendal park attack

Carlisle Crown Court

TWO people have been sentenced after a man was the victim of a “three on one” broad daylight attack in a crowded Kendal park.

Members of the public looked on as Andrew Hearn was assaulted on the late afternoon of June 22 at the town’s Gooseholme.

The incident followed a issue which had arisen between Mr Hearn and a former tenant, Stuart Wear.

Carlisle Crown Court heard Mr Hearn went to confront Wear who, just like two females present – Lisa Gill, 46, and 38-year-old Angela Louise Rodgers – was “under the influence of something”.

As violence flared, Mr Hearn was punched, kicked, pulled to the ground and attempts were made to bite him during an incident which left him needing medical treatment from a paramedic. “It was three on one,” prosecutor Jane Dagnall told the court.

Wear, Gill and Rodgers all later admitted common assault. Wear, a serving prisoner whose address was given as HMP Preston, and Rodgers, of Egerton Court, Barrow, were sentenced today (FRI) at Carlisle Crown Court.

Wear was given a three-month jail term, while Rodgers was made subject to a community order, and must undertake up to 30 days’ rehabilitation.

Gill, of Kirklands, Kendal, was not present at court today. She is due to be sentenced for her role in the incident later this month.

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