Catalogue of crime admitted by player

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A talented rugby player has appeared before a judge via video-link and admitted a catalogue of crime.

Daniel Helme, aged 22, of Whernside Road, Lancaster,who plays amateur league rugby union, entered guilty pleas through his solicitor Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Helme admits to intimidating a female witness telling her to withdraw her statement and four offences of assaulting a woman.

He also admitted damaging £1,000 worth of a woman’s property and damaging a car and a light at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

In addition he pleaded guilty to driving a Ford Transit without insurance or a licence.

Helme was remanded in custody for pre-sentence reports by District Judge Margaret McCormack sitting at the Chapel Street court.