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Men admit night-time Carlisle street attack which left victim injured

English Damside, Carlisle

TWO men have been warned they could be jailed for an attack on a man who was punched and kicked in central Carlisle.

Liam Joseph Marley Graham, 22, and 21-year-old Liam James Hayhow appeared at the city’s crown court earlier today (MON).

During a short hearing, Graham and Hayhow each pleaded not guilty to a charge alleging that they caused a man grievous bodily harm with intent.

However, they both did admit unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm on that man. The prosecution accepted their guilty pleas to this charge, while Graham also admitted assaulting a woman by beating.

The offences arise out of an incident which is said to have occurred in the English Damside area of Carlisle at around 9pm on July 5 last year. It is said the male suffered an injury to the top of his head and a facial fracture, along with cuts and bruises.

The court heard that the victim had been both kicked and punched during the attack.

Judge Peter Davies adjourned the case and granted bail to both Graham, of Trafalgar Street, and Hayhow, of Lingmoor Way, both Carlisle.

They are due to be sentenced at the crown court on March 28.

“I am bailing you, but that is no indication as to what the sentence will be,” Judge Davies told the men before they left the dock. “All options are open, including going downstairs (into custody).

“Violence in the street and kicking somebody say custody must be considered.”

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