Wigan man convicted of axe threat and attack

Ryan Kearsley, from Platt Bridge, was also found guilty of issuing threats.

Monday, 5th October 2020, 2:52 pm
Updated Monday, 5th October 2020, 2:55 pm

The 23-year-old, of Fieldway, had pleaded not guilty to assaulting Alex Woodthorpe by beating him, threatening unlawful violence and possession of a bladed weapon on August 14.

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But he was convicted on all three counts by justices after a trial at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court.

He has now been committed to Bolton Crown Court for sentencing by a judge on October 26 and he is remanded in custody until then.

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court