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Man on GBH charge after male, 20, suffers serious arm slash injury

The scene of Llewellyn Newth’s arrest on Currock Road in Carlisle on Wednesday night

A MAN arrested after another male suffered a serious slash injury to his arm in Carlisle has appeared at the city’s magistrates’ court.

Llewellyn Newth, 43, faces three charges, all arising out of an incident which reportedly took place on Currock Road on Wednesday night.

One charge alleges that Newth unlawfully and maliciously wounded a man with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. Another alleges the illegal possession of a bladed article – a multi-tool at Currock Road – in a public place. And a third charge alleges that Newth drove a BMW vehicle dangerously on that road on the same date.

Cumbria police made a public appeal after being called at 10-20pm on October 28 following the report of an alleged assault on a 20-year-old man close to the Bryan Fell garage. “The man was found to have suffered a serious slash wound to his arm,” said a spokesman.

“Officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any CCTV or dashcam footage which may show the incident or the moments leading up to it, including the presence of a silver car in the middle of the road prior to the incident.”

Newth, of Currock Road, Carlisle, was arrested by officers a short time later and appeared at North and West Cumbria Magistrates’ Court today (FRI). He is further charged with three alleged police assaults which are all said to have occurred on September 15.

He entered no pleas to any of the six charges during today’s hearing, and his case was committed to Carlisle Crown Court. Newth is due to appear in front of a judge on November 30, and in the meantime he was remanded in custody.

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