A MAN has been charged in connection with a serious assault in Ripon that has left a local teenager in a critical condition in hospital.
The Harrogate Serious Crime Team at North Yorkshire Police has charged a 22-year-old man from Ripon with causing grievous bodily harm.
He will appear at Harrogate Magistrates Court this morning.
The victim, an 18-year-old man from Ripon, has remained in a critical condition in hospital since the alleged attack in Quarry Moor Lane, in the early hours of Sunday.
Witnesses are urged to contact police by calling 101, pressing 2 and asking to speak to the Harrogate Serious Crime Team.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number 12150180785 when passing on information about the incident.