A MAN accused of a concerted attack on a woman in her own home has seen his guilty plea to inflicting grievous bodily harm accepted by the prosecution.

Liam David Moore denied the original charge of attempted murder at a hearing at Newcastle Crown Court last week.

It related to an attack on a woman he had been out socialising with earlier, at her home in Naisbett Avenue, Horden, on June 12

The 27-year-old defendant, of Front Street, Hetton-le-Hole, did, however, admit false imprisonment and two counts of making threats to kill the woman, all part of the same incident.

Prosecuting counsel, Jolyon Perks told the initial hearing that Moore’s offer of a guilty plea to an alternative charge to attempted murder would be considered by the Crown Prosecution Service.

On his return to court, appearing via video link from Durham Prison, Moore duly pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm and was told that was accepted by the Crown.

Judge Paul Sloan QC said he would be assisted by preparation of a background report on the defendant by the Probation Service.

Adjourning the sentencing hearing until October 4, Judge Sloan remanded Moore to remain in custody and told him: “You should understand the fact I’m adjourning is no indication as to the sentence that will be imposed.”


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