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JOHN MELVILLE DOWNIE

Pensioner admits assaulting woman

By Phil Coleman Chief Reporter A CARLISLE pensioner has been fined after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman.John Melville Downie, 71, of Lightfoot Drive, Harraby, committed a common assault on a woman on January 6, the city's Rickergate court heard.He originally denied the offence but then changed his plea a week before his trial was due to go ahead, admitting the offence of common assault by beating.

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Pensioner admits assaulting woman