Man charged after Carlisle Shaddongate incident

Officers investigating a serious assault in the Shaddongate area of Carlisle on Saturday evening, 2 November, have charged a man with grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.

Kevin Whelan, 35, of Heywood Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, was also charged with two counts of assault by beating.

The charges follow an incident in the Shaddongate area following the Carlisle Fireshow.

At around 8.50pm, next to Mamas and Papas and Subway a man was assaulted after attempting to separate an argument between a couple.

The man was taken to hospital where he received treatment for injuries to his shoulder. He has since been released from hospital.

Whelan was remanded in police custody appear at Carlisle Crown Court today.