Cumbria Crack

Distington man admits bite attack which left partner injured

Carlisle Crown Court

A MAN has admitted an attack on his partner which included a bite and left her with injuries to her face and body.

James Scowcroft, 25, faced one charge when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court over a video link from custody.

Scowcroft admitted assaulting Lyndsay Devlin, causing her actual bodily harm, at an address in Distington, Workington.

This occurred just after 11-15pm on December 6 last year.

Miss Devlin is said by the prosecution to have suffered a number of injuries, including a bite mark to her right arm.

Scowcroft’s lawyer, Karen Tunnacliffe, asked for sentencing to be postponed pending the preparation of a probation service pre-sentence report.

“The defendant does have substantial mental health issues,” Mrs Tunnacliffe told the court.

Judge Peter Davies agreed to adjourn the case, but insisted that medical evidence should be produced to provide evidence of the defendant’s difficulties.

Scowcroft, of Barfs Road, Distington, is due to be sentenced at the crown court on February 7.

In the meantime he was remanded in custody by Judge Davies.

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