A Barrow man who carried a Taser and a knife with two blades is due to appear in court ahead of being sentenced.

Daniel Mark Jefferson, of Carlisle Street, admitted the two weapon possession charges, dating back to December 6, 2020, when he previously appeared before South Cumbria Magistrates’ Court.

He was due to be sentenced last month but a dispute over significant facts led to his case being adjourned.

The 33-year-old denied being one of three men in balaclavas involved in an attempted break-in on Longway in Barrow - the reason police were in the area at the time and searched him, Preston Crown Court heard.

A Newton hearing is due to be held at the start of next month.

This is a hearing in criminal proceedings required when the defendant pleads guilty to an offence but there is disagreement with the prosecution as to the material facts on which the defendant should be sentenced. This can occur when the accused pleads guilty on a specific basis that the prosecution does not accept.

The defendant is due to appear at Preston Crown Court on November 3.

He is on unconditional bail.