Man to be sentenced over Halifax ‘stand-off’

Police attend an incident at Club Lane, Ovenden.
Police attend an incident at Club Lane, Ovenden.

A 24-year-old man who was arrested following a “stand-off” in Ovenden earlier this month will be sentenced by a judge in July.

Kyle Murray pleaded guilty to a variety of offences including six allegations of criminal damage, four allegations of assault against two women and making a threat to kill when he appeared before a judge at Bradford Crown Court.

Murray, of Illingworth Road, Illingworth, also admitted a further charge which related to him causing a public nuisance by “barricading himself into Club Lane” on May 2 resulting in the attendance of the emergency services and utility providers and the evacuation of people from their homes.

The Record of Bradford Judge Roger Thomas QC adjourned Murray’s sentence hearing until July 10 to allow time for the preparation of a pre-sentence report and a psychologist’s report.

Murray was remanded back into custody.