Darlington man admits serious wounding charge

A MAN was warned he faces a lengthy jail sentence after admitting a charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

William Burnside, 24, of Elton Parade, Darlington, ‘glassed’ his victim with a beer bottle leaving him with deep cuts to his face and arm.

The attack happened in Darlington town centre on August 27 this year.

Burnside appeared at Teesside Crown Court and pleaded guilty to the offence in front of Recorder Bernard Gateshill.

Adjourning the case for a pre-sentence report, Recorder Gateshill told the defendant: “Cases of this kind inevitably attract lengthy custodial sentences. You must be prepared for such an outcome.

“The fact that I am adjourning your case and granting you bail must not give you any grounds for hope that there will be an alternative outcome.”

Burnside is due to be sentenced next year on January 13.


The Northern Echo

Burnside 2nd left.

Burnside 2nd left.

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