A MAN accused of being armed with an axe appeared in court after an incident in which two people were left with serious injuries.

Tony Joynes, of no fixed address, appeared at the magistrates court in Workington today (Friday).

He did not enter a plea to either of the four allegations against him. These were two counts of wounding with intent and two counts of possessing an offensive weapon - an axe and a knife.

He was remanded in custody until a crown court hearing in Carlisle on September 23.

Joynes, 41, was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and a grey sweatshirt. He acknowledged the presence of his family in the court room when he was brought to the dock by security guards and when he was taken away in handcuffs.

Joynes spoke only to confirm his personal details.

The alleged offences are said to have occurred on Wednesday at an address in Coniston Drive, Workington.