Two men involved in central Carlisle violence have been warned they could receive prison sentences.
Liam Dixon, 28, of Throstle Avenue, and Michael Mackereth, 21, of Croft Court, both Wigton, had previously denied two charges – one alleging they caused Tyler Potts grievous bodily harm with intent to do so, and another alleging violent disorder.
These arose out of an incident near Carlisle’s railway station on December 2, 2018.
At the city’s crown court today, Mackereth admitted a lesser grievous bodily harm charge, while Dixon admitted affray.
Prosecutor Stuart Neale told the court this was deemed an acceptable case resolution after discussions with police and the victim.
Pre-sentence reports were ordered by the judge, Recorder David Temkin, who adjourned the case until February 1 and granted Mackereth and Dixon conditional bail.
“You must prepare yourself for all options. That includes custody,” he told the pair.
- A third Wigton man, 22-year-old John Bewick, heard the case against him was ending after the prosecutor confirmed the charges he denied would lie on file.