Man punched another in face in Shrewsbury

By Deborah Hardiman | Shrewsbury | Crime | Published:

A man who punched another man in the face in Shrewsbury has admitted assaulting him.

Lee Austin James, 29, pleaded guilty to an offence of causing grievous bodily harm to David Shields with intent during an incident in the town on August 29, 2017.

James, of Lambourn Drive, Copthorne, previously denied the charge and was due to stand trial at the crown on Tuesday.

However, he changed his plea ahead of the hearing.

Prosecuting barrister Mr Benjamin Close said: “The plea is acceptable. It is not being made on any basis.”

The case was adjourned for reports until June 24 when he will be sentenced.

James was granted conditional bail until then.

Deborah Hardiman

By Deborah Hardiman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based out of the head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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