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Serious assault in Skipton – armed response officers called

Serious assault in Skipton – two men now in custody

North Yorkshire Police have arrested two men in connection with a serious assault in Skipton.

Detectives have this evening charged two men aged 22 and 19 for the attempted murder of a 24-year-old man in Skipton.

The 19-year-old man was also charged with a separate offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm against a 20-year-old woman.

The two men were remanded in custody and are due to appear at Harrogate Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 5 April.

The incident occurred at a house on Simbach Close at about 4.40am on Sunday 3 April 2011.

A 24-year-old male victim suffered a severe head injury and multiple non-life threatening stab wounds. He is currently in a serious but stable condition at hospital.

A 20-year-old woman also suffered a minor head injury in the incident.

Armed response officers were called in to assist with the arrests due to the reported use of a bladed weapon.

An operation commenced which resulted in the arrest of a 22-year-old man and a 19-year-old man.

All those involved in the incident live locally.

Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact CID at Skipton Police Station on 0845 60 60 24 7.

Information can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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