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Friday, 11 July 2014

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Carlisle man admits harassing women at community centre

A 34-year-old man has admitted harassing women workers at a Carlisle community centre.

John James Atkinson of Springfield Road, Harraby, admitted harassing four women by making phone calls between October 8 and 11 which were “indecent, alarming and distressing’.

Carlisle magistrates court heard how he insulted a member of staff and made inappropriate comments.

Defence solicitor Martin McAllister said Atkinson was “very remorseful” and wanted to apologise. He had a bad experience at the community centre some years ago and was under a lot of stress caring for his mother and coping with personal issues.

The case was adjourned for reports. Atkinson will be sentenced on December 23.

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