Two men charged with dangerous driving offences in relation to an incident in Botchergate have appeared in court.

Owen Luke Brown, 19, and Stephen Reay, 56, were brought before magistrates in Carlisle today.

They each face two charges of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The charges allege Brown, of Dalston, was driving a grey Ford Fiesta dangerously on Botchergate outside the Border Rambler on September 15 last year and caused injury to Adam Bunting and Glenn O’Fee.

Reay, of Cumwhinton, the charges allege, caused serious injury to the same two victims by driving a white Skoda Octavia dangerously on Botchergate outside the Border Rambler.

Both entered no pleas at today’s hearing.

They have been granted unconditional bail ahead of a plea and trial preparation hearing at Carlisle Crown Court on June 17.