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Duo face jail for attacks on teen left lying badly hurt for hours on Workington street

Carlisle Crown Court

A MAN and woman have been warned they face jail for repeated night time attacks on a teenager who was left lying badly hurt for several hours on a Workington street.

Richard Musgrave, 42, and Stacey Louise Nicholson, 32, both denied causing Caitlin Wilson grievous bodily harm with intent when they appeared at Carlisle Crown Court this morning (TUES). But they did admit jointly assaulting the 18-year-old, causing her actual bodily harm. Nicholson also admitted a separate actually bodily harm assault while Musgrave further admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm upon her.

The court heard several attacks occurred during the early hours of September 13 – at Fountains Avenue in Workington – and were captured on CCTV.

Musgrave had emerged from an address with a crutch before the last act of violence, after which Miss Wilson was “left for a number of hours out in the cold after the assault”.

She suffered an acute spinal fracture – which did not appear to be having any long-lasting effects – along with multiple bruises all over her body and swelling. The court heard Miss Wilson would be having a check-up to assess any lung damage having been on the ground for an extended period.

Recorder Katherine Pierpoint ordered probation service pre-sentence reports but stressed that Musgrave’s would simply assess his level of dangerousness in light of previous convictions.

Remanding Musgrave and Nicholson, both of Fountains Avenue, Workington, in custody, Recorder Pierpoint said they had admitted “serious offences” and warned immediate custody would be at the forefront of the court’s mind when they are sentenced on November 5.

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