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Trio accused of Botchergate attack appear in court

Three people have appeared from police custody at North and West Cumbria Magistrates Court today (MON).

Police received information that a serious assault had taken place at an address on Botchergate, where a woman, aged 38 was found with serious head injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance, she remains in the Cumberland Infirmary today (MON).

Peter Doran, 44, now of no-fixed abode, Graeme Anthony Thompson, 36, of Buchanan Road, Carlisle and Rachael Gent, 36, of Scalegate Road, Carlisle, are charged with GBH unlawfully and maliciously wounding with intent to do her (Lyndsey Black) grievous bodily harm on Thursday, August 20.

John Moran prosecuting said this was a very serious assault and allegedly consisted of kicking and stamping on the victim,  this was a joint assault in the victims own home. Miss Gent was first to appear in the dock of court number-one accompanied by two-security officers, she spoke only to confirm her name, address and age, no plea was required and she was remanded in custody to appear at Carlisle Crown Court on September 21.

Thompson was the second co-accused to appear in court accompanied by security officers,  facing the same allegation, no plea was requested, he was remanded into custody to appear before a judge at Carlisle Crown Court also on September 21.

The third accused to appear in court also with with a security officer was Peter Doran also facing the same serious allegation, and no plea was requested, he was also remanded until September 21, to appear at Carlisle Crown Court.

The court was told this was a very serious assault and at one point the victim had a bleed on the brain with various other injuries and it was thought she could die, she is still in hospital.

The court heard how Police officers attended an address on Botchergate following a call at 3.25pm on Thursday following an alleged assault inside the address.

A woman aged 38 was found with serious head injuries and was taken by ambulance to hospital.

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