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'Vicious attack' will lead to jail term

By Carmarthen Journal  |  Posted: July 10, 2013

A CARDIGAN man has been told he will be jailed for a "vicious and violent attack" on a man in the town.

Bruce McLaren, aged 52, was due to stand trial at Swansea Crown Court charged with the attempted murder of Anthony Horsecroft.

But before the trial started he pleaded guilty to a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Horsecroft with intent.

At around 10.45pm on January 9 this year police were called to a house in Castle Street.

McLaren, of the camper van, outside CBA in Cardigan, will be sentenced on July 26.

Judge Keith Thomas ordered a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

He said: "This was such a vicious and violent attack I think I would be foolhardy not to see if a report would tell me anything.

"It will be a custodial sentence but I want to know how it's come about.

"This was clearly a very serious offence."

McLaren was remanded in custody.

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