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Kendal one-punch attack man handed extra unpaid work for new offence

Carlisle Crown Court

A KENDAL man who breached a suspended jail term imposed for a one-punch town centre attack has been ordered to complete more unpaid work.

Warren Lee Chorley, 32, was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court last June after admitting a grievous bodily harm charge.

Chorley had involved himself in an incident outside a Kendal pub which was nothing to do with him, felling a man with a single punch. His victim was said to have had five teeth knocked out, suffered a “crack to his skull” and needed surgery.

For that offence, Chorley had a 10-month prison sentence suspended, and was ordered to complete 100 hours’ unpaid work and rehabilitation.

But on December 22, Chorley committed another offence, resisting police who were called to an incident outside his partner’s home. As he struggled violently, incapacitant spray was used and one officer hit her head, causing “momentary pain”.

Chorley, of Grasmere Crescent, Kendal, was back at the crown court today (FRI) having admitted breaching the suspended sentence.

He had otherwise been progressing well with the original sentence, still had rehabilitation to complete and was working as an apprentice window fitter. “Any additional unpaid work would have a greater impact on him than most,” noted his barrister, Brendan Burke.

Judge James Adkin opted not to activate any of the original suspended prison term, instead imposing 50 extra hours’ unpaid work. “It seems to me there is (probation service) work you could continue to manage your drinking, which seems to get you into more and more trouble,” the judge said.

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