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Man to go on trial at Carlisle crown court for rape

Carlisle Crown Court Credit: ITV Border

A man will go on trial later this year after denying an allegation of rape.

Ryan James Desmond O’Callaghan appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today to face three charges.

During a short hearing in front of Judge James Adkin, the 22-year-old pleaded not guilty to a charge of rape. This arises out of an alleged incident which is said to have occurred in the Aspatria area on December 31 last year.

O’Callaghan also denied two charges which allege that he twice assaulted the same female complainant, causing her actual bodily harm.

He will go on trial at the crown court on the 6th of November.

In the meantime O’Callaghan, previously of Great Broughton was bailed to an address at Connaught Road, Cardiff.

Carlisle woman jailed for stabbing ex-partner

Charlotte Johnston received a 12-month custodial sentence at Carlisle Crown Court Credit: ITV Border

A woman who stabbed her ex-partner in Workington has been sent to prison. 21-year-old Charlotte Johnston was originally sentenced for the offence last year.

Carlisle Crown Court heard she lunged at Josh Nicholson at her home and left an eight-inch blade stuck in his arm. He was said to have been forced to pull out the knife himself and needed stitches.

Johnston received a suspended prison sentence for the crime, with community requirements, after admitting a wounding charge. But she was brought back to the crown court having "persistently failed" to comply with the probation service and other agencies.

Hearing that probation service staff were at the "end of the road" with Johnston, now of no fixed address, Judge James Adkin imposed an immediate 12-month custodial sentence.


Carlisle carer stole 80-year-old's credit card details

Stephanie Metcalfe will appear at Carlisle Crown Court on Thursday 20 April Credit: ITV Border

A 26-year-old woman who used an elderly woman's credit card to pay her own bills will appear in Carlisle Crown Court this Thursday, the 10th of April, for breaching her suspended sentence.

Stephanie Metcalfe, from Carlisle, was providing home care to an 80-year-old woman in Carlisle after she had been released from hospital following a stroke.

Metcalfe noted down the woman's credit card details and used it to pay her bills both online and by telephone.


Reverend & former Borders school house master to appear in court for sexually assaulting underage boys

The reverend is due to appear at Carlisle Crown Court Credit: ITV Border

The trial of a former house master at Sedbergh School is due to begin at Carlisle Crown Court today.

Reverend Christopher Griffin from Celevedon in Somerset, is accused if sneaking into pupils' bedrooms at night to sexually assault them - allegedly touching or stroking their feet.

The 58-year-old is alleged to have done so to two boys under the age of 18.

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