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Liam Green attacked woman in early hours burglary
4:52pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
A 20-year-old man is awaiting sentence after admitting he broke into a woman’s home in the early hours armed with a hammer and attacked her.
Liam Green’s assault put the victim, who is in her 50s, in hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Wearing a hooded top, he burst into her Clifton home at 2.15am on July 9 and in a confrontation between them hit out.
Green, of Frederick Street in Bishop Auckland, pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary.
York Crown Court heard he was carrying a hammer when he committed the burglary and stole a computer, two rucksacks, some coins, a watch and other items.
He denied a charge of wounding the woman with intent to cause her grievous bodily harm, and the CPS has agreed to leave the charge on file at a later hearing.
Nick Adlington, prosecuting, said the attack was included in the aggravated burglary offence and the judge who sentences him will be told all the details about the attack.
Judge Neil Clark adjourned sentence until December 20, so that probation officers and a psychiatrist can prepare reports on Green. The judge said the court needed to know how dangerous he was to other members of the public.
Green’s barrister Nigel Edwards said asked for the medical report, saying Green had “difficulties”.