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Sentencing adjourned for man who admitted having offensive weapon and assaulting female

The district judge ordered a presentence report

Craigavon Magistrates Court

A Portadown man who assaulted a female and was found in possession of an offensive weapon will have to wait until next month to learn his fate.

The district judge told the 37-year-old: “Given the possession of an offensive weapon and the fact that this was in a domestic context I will require a pre-sentence report.”

Ronald Gary Lutton, of Killicomaine Drive, pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence and common assault at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

This plea was made after a charge relating to threats to kill was withdrawn by the prosecution.

The offences occurred on May 3 and refer to a single injured party with the weapon in question being a long handled axe.

District Judge Bernie Kelly commented: “Given the possession of an offensive weapon and the fact that this was in a domestic context I will require a pre-sentence report.”

The case was adjourned to October 2 for sentencing.

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