Man admits carrying axe during violent incident in Catterick Garrison

Northallerton Magistrates' Court before its closure.

A man has appeared in court after a violent incident in Catterick Garrison last month.

Dominic Ian Kelly, 23, admitted a number of offences when he appeared in Northallerton Magistrates’ Court this morning.

The court heard Kelly went to Hildyard Row, Catterick Garrison, on the night of July 29 to a property where a woman lived who he had previously had a relationship with.

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Kelly went armed with a black and silver hand axe and began searching the house for another person he thought was there.

In the house at the time was the 12-month-old child of one of the occupants.

When asked what he was going to do with the axe, Kelly replied: “I’m going to smash some c***’s head in with it”, the court was told.

During the search, he assaulted two women, pushing one causing her to fall over and slapping another.

He then left and used the axe to damage an electrical box.

The court heard Kelly had also been involved in another incident in New Road, Richmond, on June 28 when he was seen with a knife.

Kelly, of St James Chapel Wynd, Richmond, pleaded guilty to two charges of carrying an offensive weapon, two of assault and one of criminal damage.

Due to the seriousness of the offences, Kelly was told he would be sentenced at Teesside Crown Court next month.