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Man accused of attacking duo with weapons in Workington to stand trial

Carlisle Crown Court

A MAN accused of attacking two people with weapons at their Workington home will stand trial in the new year.

Tony Joynes appeared at Carlisle Crown Court this morning (MON), and pleaded not guilty to two charges.

One alleges that 41-year-old Joynes unlawfully and maliciously caused a man grievous bodily harm with intent to do so.

The second alleges that he unlawfully and maliciously wounded a woman with intent to cause her grievous bodily harm.

Both charges arise out of an incident at an address on Coniston Drive, Workington, to which police officers responded just before 1am on August 21.

Two people – a man and woman both aged in their 30s – were reported to have suffered “serious but non-life threatening injuries”, and taken to Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary.

During a 15-minute court hearing Joynes – wearing a light grey jumper and dark grey jogging bottoms in the dock, and sporting close-cropped dark hair – spoke to confirm his identify and enter not guilty pleas.

He will now stand trial in front of a jury at the crown court. The hearing is due to start on January 20, and is estimated to last around three days.

In the meantime he was remanded in custody by Judge James Adkin.

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