Man faces sentence after mug attack

York Crown Court
York Crown Court

A SCARBOROUGH man pleaded guilty to a charge of wounding when he appeared before a court.

David James Warnett, 49, was due to stand trial on the charge before York Crown Court, but changed his former denial to a guilty plea on the day.

The victim suffered facial injuries in the attack with a mug, described by The Recorder of York, Judge Stephen Ashurst, as “an ugly incident”.

However, Joseph Spencer, prosecuting, said that it appeared that the man had suffered no long-standing scarring as a result of the attack on May 8 last year.

An all-options pre-sentence report was ordered on Warnett, of Trafalgar Terrace, and the case was adjourned until Friday May 18.

Taryn Turner, defending, said that there was a “substantial background” to the case and that more information was needed on those, and on Warnett’s state of health.

Warnett was readmitted to conditional bail – to have no contact with the victim and not to enter Norman Crescent, Filey.