Cumbria Crack

Fourth man admits involvement in violent attack on teen in Kendal

Carlisle Crown Court

A fourth young man has admitted involvement in a violent attack on a teenager in Kendal.

At Carlisle Crown Court this morning, 18-year-old Joshua Callum Pickering faced one charge. Pickering, of Lower Brook Street, Ulverston, pleaded guilty to assaulting a male, causing actual bodily harm, on or about August 21 last year.

His plea came a week after three others had admitted causing the male actual bodily harm during a hearing at the crown court.

They are Ethan Pickering, also aged 18 and of Lower Brook Street, Ulverston; 20-year-old Liam Pickering, of Coniston Drive, Kendal; and a 17-year-old male who can’t be identified because of his age.

All had previously denied a charge alleging that they caused grievous bodily harm with intent. However, the prosecution has offered no evidence on that charge and deem the actual bodily harm pleas acceptable.

Detectives began an investigation and made a public appeal for information after the incident at Kent Street in Kendal. This was reported to have occurred at around 12-45am on Friday, 21st August.

“The 17-year-old boy suffered minor injuries,” a Cumbria police spokesman said in the aftermath.

The four male defendants are due to be sentenced by a judge at Carlisle Crown Court later this month.