Man accused of vicious attack on a woman

A young man has been accused of launching a vicious attack on a woman.

Friday, 1st March 2019, 9:04 am
Updated Friday, 1st March 2019, 10:37 am
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Ricky Lee Byron has been charged with maliciously and unlawfully causing Kelly Philbin grievous bodily harm with intent, during an incident on May 25 last year.

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The 27-year-old, of Mealhouse Lane, Atherton, faces another charge of causing Ms Philbin grievous bodily harm without intent on the same date.

Byron did not enter a plea when he appeared in the dock at Wigan Leigh Magistrates’ Court.

Because of the seriousness of the offences, justices decreed that they needed to be considered by a judge and jury. Byron was released on unconditional bail pending a first appearance at Bolton Crown Court on Wednesday March 20.