Cumbria Crack

Motorist accused of causing man GBH by hitting him with car to stand trial

Carlisle Crown Court

A MOTORIST accused of intentionally causing a man grievous bodily harm by hitting him with a car on a residential Carlisle road is to stand trial later this year.

Daniel James English, 30, faces two charges arising out of an incident on the city’s Ullswater Road on the afternoon of January 13.

One alleges that English caused Darren Read grievous bodily harm with intent to do so. A second charge alleges the dangerous driving by English of an Audi A4 on that road.

Appearing at Carlisle Crown Court this afternoon (FRI) over a video link, English pleaded not guilty to both of the charges he faces.

English, of Stonegarth in the city’s Morton area, is now due to stand trial in front of a jury. This hearing is due to start at the crown court on July 6 and, it is estimated, will last four to five days.

In the meantime, English was remanded in custody by Recorder Eric Lamb.

A Cumbria police spokesman said two days after the incident that a 46-year-old man had been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle and was in a “critical but stable condition”.

The court heard today that Mr Read remained in a “critical” condition in hospital.

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