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Workington man facing prison term for robbing his mother twice in one day

Carlisle Crown Court

A MAN who admits robbing his mother twice in one day, and assaulting his sister, has been told he faces a lengthy prison sentence.

Jack Declan Nicholson, 26, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today (WED) and admitted a string of crimes committed less than a week after he was spared prison for earlier offending.

Nicholson admitted twice robbing Cindy Nicholson – his mother – of a handbag and cash; assaulting his sister, Stacey, by beating; damaging his mum’s mobile phone; possessing cannabis; and twice breaching a restraining order both by approaching Mrs Nicholson and entering an address in the Salterbeck area of Workington.

Nicholson, of Fountains Avenue, Workington, also admitted assaulting two police officers in the town.

All these offences were committed on September 5 – five days after he was handed a suspended jail term for violent conduct towards police in early August.

Nicholson’s barrister, Brendan Burke, conceded in a short address to Judge David Potter: “There is only going to be one kind of sentence, and of some length. I don’t know whether Your Honour will want a report addressing dangerousness.”

Judge Potter confirmed he would want such an assessment, and adjourned the case until November 6.

He told Nicholson: “There is only one form of sentence and that’s immediate imprisonment. But before a judge can impose that sentence there needs to be a pre-sentence report to look into all the circumstances, including what risks, if any, you pose in the future to the general public.”

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