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Man accused of alleged GBH attack in Carlisle appears in court

Carlisle Magistrates Court

A man has appeared in court charged with GBH after a man was seriously injured in Carlisle in the early hours of Saturday morning (June 8).

An investigation was launched after officers were called to Robert Street, which leads from Crown Street, off Botchergate, by the North West Ambulance Service at 4.54am.

Appearing from custody and flanked by two dock-security officers, was Robert Lawless, 20, of Oakland’s Drive, Upperby, Carlisle.

The magistrates were told there could be life changing injuries for the victim, now named as Derek Broughton. It is believed he has a bleed on the brain.

The two men met in takeaway earlier the court was told.

The victim, a 55-year-old man, from Carlisle, suffered a serious head injury and was taken to hospital.  He is currently at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle in a critical condition, magistrates in Carlisle were told.

No-plea was made to a charge of unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent, a section 18-charge, this is an indictable only offence and must be sent to Carlisle Court, he was remanded in custody, Lawless will appear there on July 12.

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