Man pleads guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and possession of airgun

Telford Close in Hartlepool
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A man has admitted causing grievous bodily harm to another man, in addition to the possession of an airgun.

Kenneth Richardson, 44, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, but guilty to GBH as an alternative charge. His plea was accepted by the Teesside Crown Court on Friday.

He also pleaded guilty to the possession of a firearm, with intent to cause fear of violence.

Richardson was charged after an incident in Hartlepool on March 28, where a man was allegedly shot with an airgun. Police were called to Telford Close in Hartlepool, and they said that a man was found with a pellet injury to his temple.

The 63-year-old man was treated at James Cook Hospital. Richardson, of Telford Close, was remanded in custody until his sentencing on September 19.

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