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A violent man who robbed a 16-year-old boy in Kendal has been sent to prison for nearly five years.
James Daniel Walker, 24, held a pair of scissors to his victim's neck and nose during a night time incident on the November 19th last year.
He also struck the teenager with a rock and tried to force a stone into his mouth, before ordering the teen to withdraw £20 from a cashpoint.
Walker, of Oxenholme Road in Kendal, was sentenced for that and a raft of other violent crimes at Carlisle Crown Court today.
He had previously pleaded guilty to the attempted robbery of another teenager in Kendal on the September 27th.
He had also admitted a common assault, possession of two offensive weapons and illegal drugs, and also two counts of wounding which related to football violence.
On that occasion, the court heard, Walker used a hammer to strike and injure two Lancaster City supporters.
Walker received a total sentence of four years and eight months from Judge Peter Davies, saying Walker had been guilty of "repeated and continued acts of violence".
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Two drunken thugs who launched a ferocious attack on a "vulnerable" amputee have been given jail sentences.
Alistair McCluskey, 48, was sent straight to prison for 20 months having laid into defenceless Nigel Alford with kicks to the head.
McCluskey's partner in crime Kirsty Adams, 37, also received a custodial punishment for her role in the savage assault.
However, her nine-month term was suspended for two years as she played a lesser part in the violence.
The incident occurred after the trio had spent several hours drinking together at Mr Alford's Carlisle home.
McCluskey, of no fixed abode, and Adams, of Harris Crescent, Carlisle, were sentenced at the city's crown court. They had admitted causing Mr Alford - an amputee with a prosthetic leg - grievous bodily harm in Carlisle on 12 August last year.
The court heard both attackers were "blood-spattered" when police later caught up with them.
Recorder Michael Murray said of the victim: "He was, without question, a vulnerable person."
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A 19-year-old man from Whitehaven has been sentenced today at Carlisle Crown Court to:
- Two year supervision requirement
- Curfew for three months
- Sex offenders register for five years
- Sexual Harm Prevention Order for five years
- Court costs of £60
Callum Seth, of Parton, Whitehaven, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to three counts of inciting a boy under 13 to engage in sexual activity.
On the evening of Thursday 14 August 2014 Seth was playing football with three boys aged under 10 years old when he made each of the boys expose themselves and perform a sexual act in front of him.
PC Annabel Scott said:
Seth’s behaviour was completely inexcusable, and I am pleased he has been brought before the courts to answer for his crime.
Protecting children in Cumbria is of the utmost importance to the Constabulary, and we work hard to bring those found to be abusing children to justice.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the victims and their parents for the bravery in reporting Seth’s actions to the police so that we could investigate.
I would urge anyone who has any concerns regarding inappropriate or abusive activity to get in touch – all reports will be dealt with sensitively and professionally.”
Anyone with concerns should call Cumbria Police on 101.