Darlington man admits serious wounding charge

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court Teesside Crown Court

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.

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12:28pm Thu 12 Dec 13

loopylou68 says...

I'm sure if he tells the judge that he's very sorry for his actions he has never done anything before and he has a family to consider he'll be let off. That's how it seems to work anyway.
I'm sure if he tells the judge that he's very sorry for his actions he has never done anything before and he has a family to consider he'll be let off. That's how it seems to work anyway. loopylou68

5:02pm Thu 12 Dec 13

pager11 says...

What a cowardly act, just shows the type of person he is, throw away the key.
What a cowardly act, just shows the type of person he is, throw away the key. pager11

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