Man admits affray after attack on Carlisle club manager

Lowther street in Carlisle
Image caption Mr Ip was attacked at the Lowther Arcade in the early hours of 7 June

A man has admitted affray in connection with an attack on a Carlisle nightclub manager.

Tim Ip, 26, suffered serious head injuries during the early-morning incident outside the Outrageous nightclub in Lowther Arcade in June.

Connor O'Neil entered a guilty plea during a hearing at Carlisle Crown Court.

The 20-year-old, of Stonegarth, Morton, Carlisle, will be sentenced at the same court at a later date.

Four men and a woman, also charged with affray, pleaded not guilty and will go on trial in July.

They are: Sean Carruthers, 30, of Sunnymeade, Carlisle; Joshua John O'Neil, 22, of Sandpiper Drive, Peterborough; Jodie Patricia O'Neil, 29, of Orchard Lane, Southampton; Lee O'Neil, 30, of Sandpiper Drive, Peterborough; and Ricky Anthony O'Neil, 26, of Balmoral Court, Carlisle.

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