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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

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Millom man accused of assaulting dead dad

A MAN accused of assaulting a young dad in Millom will appear in crown court later this week.

Ian Fullard, 52, of Lord Street, Millom, appeared at Furness Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

He is charged with perverting the course of justice and assaulting Michael Hewson on April 29.

Mr Hewson, 26, was later found dead at his home in Millom on May 9.

It is thought he died of an overdose.

It is claimed that Fullard falsley admitted smashing a window at Mr Hewson’s house to cover for his nephew John Fretter.

Fretter has been charged with threatening to kill Mr Hewson.

He was granted conditional bail not to enter Newton Street, in Millom, and not to contact Fretter or any of the prosecution witnesses and does not enter Newton Street in Millom.

Fretter will appear in Preston Crown Court on August 1 for a plea and case management hearing.

Fullard will next appear at Preston Crown Court on Friday.

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