A MAN has appeared in court accused of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause another male to believe violence would be used.
Billy Wildgoose, 25, faces two charges.
One alleges the possession of an imitation firearm – a Walther PC88 air pistol – with intent to cause fear of violence, on September 7.
That charge goes on to allege that Wildgoose possessed the item with intent to cause a named man “to believe that unlawful violence would be used against him”.
The second charge alleges that Wildgoose did an act tending or intended to pervert the course of public justice, by posting on Facebook, on April 8, “extracts from a video interview transcript being used as evidence in a current criminal case”.
When he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court, Wildgoose, of Hunday Court, Workington, pleaded not guilty to both allegations.
A trial is due to be held at the court in early June and that hearing, it is estimated, will last two to three days.
In the meantime, Wildgoose, of Hunday Court was remanded in custody by Judge Barbara Forrester.