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Man admits wounding woman after “serious domestic assault” in Carlisle

Carlisle Crown Court

A MAN has admitted wounding a woman and threatening to kill her following a “serious domestic assault” at an address in Carlisle.

Marian Uciu, 37, was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident at Scotby Close in the city on April 29.

“Police were called at 2-45am,” a Cumbria Constabulary spokesman said in a statement later that day of the “serious domestic assault”, “after a woman suffered injuries to her arms and hands.

“The injured woman was taken to hospital but her injuries are not believed to be life-altering or life-threatening.”

At Carlisle Crown Court this afternoon (WED) Uciu, a Romanian national, pleaded guilty to two offences from the dock. He admitted unlawfully and maliciously wounding Doina Nicoleta Costea; and making a threat to kill her, intending that she would “fear that the said threat would be carried out”.

Prosecutor Richard Haworth said those pleas were deemed acceptable, and followed discussions between a Crown Prosecution Service lawyer and Uciu’s legal representative.

Judge James Adkin adjourned the case. Uciu, of Rydal Street, Carlisle, is due to receive his punishment at the crown court on Monday of next week, and was remanded in custody in the meantime.

Judge Adkin told him: “You should expect a custodial sentence.”

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