A CARLISLE man has admitted a city street robbery.
Mark Proudfoot, 33, faced two charges when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court.
Proudfoot admitted robbing William Michael Graham of a mobile phone on August 19. His crime was committed outside a church at Milbourne Street, close to its junction with Charlotte Street and Junction Street.
Proudfoot pleaded not guilty to an allegation that he burgled a bar in the city centre on May 15.
However, a prosecutor concluded it was not in the public interest to proceed with that charge in view of Proudfoot’s robbery admission, and a youth’s previous guilty plea to the break-in. No evidence was offered on that charge.
Proudfoot, of Bowscale Close, Carlisle, will now be sentenced for the robbery at the crown court on a date to be fixed.
In the meantime he was remanded in custody by Judge James Adkin.