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Man jailed for glassing woman in Carlisle nightclub

Liam McGrath

A man has been jailed for six years after glassing a woman in a Carlisle nightclub and leaving her scarred for life.

Liam McGrath, 36, used a bottle to strike Leanne Walker several times on the head at Outrageous in English Street during the early hours of 2 August.

Having pleaded guilty to wounding Miss Walker with intent to cause her grievous bodily harm, McGrath was sentenced today at Carlisle Crown Court.

The court was told he was so drunk he could not remember an attack which left his victim with two significant wounds to her forehead.

McGrath, of Greenmill Road, Longtown, was sent immediately to prison by Recorder Jeremy Lasker.

The judge told him: "You should be ashamed of what you have done to that lady."


Bail rejected for Jordan murder accused

Jordan Watson Credit: REX Shutterstock

One of three young men accused of murdering a Carlisle schoolboy has had an application for bail rejected.

Brahnn Finley, 19, was remanded in custody having been jointly charged with the murder of 14-year-old Jordan Watson. Jordan's body was found in a Carlisle cemetery by a member of the public in June.

Finley is charged with murder along with Daniel Johnston, 19, and George Thomson, 18. They are also currently in custody.

The three men, who all have Carlisle addresses, are due to appear at the city's crown court early next month.

Ahead of that hearing, Finley applied to be released on bail. His application was considered at the crown court today (TUES).

This was opposed by Tim Evans, on behalf of the prosecution, and refused by Judge Paul Batty QC, who stated that Finley must remain in custody.

Brough man denies causing death by careless driving

A 49 year old man has appeared at Carlisle Crown Court accused of causing the death of his partner by careless driving. John Trevor Dent denied causing the death of Rose-Marie Valente, 49, in February last year by driving without due care and attention and exceeding the legal alcohol limit.

Dent spoke only to confirm his name and enter a plea. Valente, a mother-of-five from Woodside Crescent in Bingley, West Yorkshire, was found dead on a road near to Dent's home at Swindale Grange in Brough on the morning of February 27th.

Dent was bailed on condition he stays at his home address. He will appear at court again on March 4th when a trial date will be set.

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