A man sought by police in connection with violence which flared at a city bookmaker's has appeared in court.

Cumbria Police issued a public appeal last month to trace John Michael Hull.

A spokesman said the 42-year-old was wanted in connection with incidents at the Coral store in Blackwell Road, Carlisle, and at nearby Almery Drive.

These were said to have occurred on Friday, July 28.

Hull appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today, when he pleaded guilty to an affray on that date.

His barrister, Neil Ronan, requested the preparation of a background report before Hull, of Springkell, Aspatria, is sentenced.

The Honourable Mr Justice Turner agreed, and adjourned the case until December 4.

Hull will receive his punishment on that date. In the meantime he was remanded in custody by the judge.

One man has already been sentenced in connection with violence which flared at the Coral store.

Kane Hull, 24, received a 21-month prison term having admitted charges of affray, offensive weapon possession and damaging a television.

Hull, also of Aspatria, was locked up for the role he played in trouble which flared in front of betting shop customers, and was caught on CCTV.

At his sentencing hearing, two store managers were praised by a judge for the brave steps they took to prevent further disorder inside the premises.