[A] MAN is facing a 12-year prison sentence after he admitted a savage attack which included the use of a bat, a vodka bottle and part of a wheelchair.
Jordan Smith, 25, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today (THURS). He admitted a charge of unlawfully and maliciously causing Neil McLaughlin grievous bodily harm.
This follows an incident in Cleator Moor on August 26 this year.
The court was told Smith accepted he was responsible for a “sustained” attack on the victim. This included the use of a shod foot, a bat and a vodka bottle.
It was also said he had used part of a wheelchair to stab Mr McLaughlin. The victim’s injuries are said to have included facial fractures, stab wounds and bruising.
Judge Barbara Forrester adjourned the case for the preparation of detailed background information.
Smith, of High Street, Cleator Moor, was told he is due to receive his punishment for the offence at the crown court on January 12. The court heard the “starting point” for sentence was 12 years’ imprisonment.
In the meantime Smith was remanded in custody.