Man in ‘critical’ condition after Harrogate beer garden assault

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after he suffered serious head injuries following an assault in a Harrogate beer garden.

Sunday, 2nd November 2014, 4:31 pm

The local man, in his early 50s, was punched to the ground in the bear garden at the rear of the Wetherspoons Royal Baths pub on Parliament Street at around 7.30pm on Saturday November 1.

Paramedics treated him at the scene before he was taken by ambulance to Harrogate District Hospital where he remains in a critical condition, police have said.

A 43-year-old man from the York area was also left with facial injuries after being assaulted in the beer garden. He is assisting police with the investigation.

Police are still looking for the man they suspect carried out the assaults and say extensive enquiries are ongoing.

The suspect is white, aged in his mid-40s, medium build, with a bald head and short hair around the sides. He was wearing a dark-grey, long-sleeved jumper.

Customers at the busy pub were forced to leave the venue at around 8.30pm while detectives and crime scene investigators carried out examinations.

Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation or help locate the suspect, are urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Harrogate CID.

If you prefer to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12140189150.