Police investigating an assault near a York pub have charged a man with wounding with intent.
It follows an assault on a man in an alleyway near the Fulford Arms pub on Fulford Road on Friday, February 19.
The 58-year-old man was arrested on Monday (March 1). He was charged on Wednesday and remanded in custody to appear at York Magistrates’ Court today (March 3).
Police had appealed for potential, vital witnesses to come forward who reported an assault to pub staff. They have now been traced.
The victim remains in York Hospital in a serious condition.
From March 2, 2016 10.07am
Man in serious condition in hospital after attack near York pub
A man is in a serious condition in hospital after an assault near a York pub.
The man was attacked around 9.45pm on Friday, February 19 in an alleyway next to the Fulford Arms on Fulford Road.
Police and the ambulance service were called and the victim, a local man in his forties, was taken to York Hospital.
At the time his injuries were thought to be minor.
Unfortunately the man’s condition has deteriorated over time and he is now in a serious condition.
Police are appealing for a group of six men to come forward who are believed to be vital witnesses to the assault.
The group were drinking in the Fulford Arms and left at the time the attack took place.
Two of them returned to the pub to alert staff that the assault was taking place.
The group then left the area, heading down Fulford Road in the direction of Fulford village.
Officers want to speak to the group of men including the two who reported the incident to Fulford Arms staff.
A force spokeswoman said: “They could have important information that could assist the investigation.”
Anyone who was part of the group, and anyone else who has any information about the incident, is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police as soon as possible – details below.
A 58-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident on March 1 and remains in police custody for questioning.