It occurred just after 9pm on Thursday 2 May 2013, outside the Prince of Wales public house, on the High Street, Starbeck.
As a result of the incident a 61-year-old local man suffered a serious head injury and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, where he currently remains in a critical but stable condition.
The suspect was arrested at 9.45pm in connection with the incident.
Acting Detective Inspector Dave Horne, of Harrogate CID, said:
If you witnessed the assault or saw either of the men involved prior to the incident I need to speak to you as soon as possible and ask that you get in touch.
Anyone who witnessed the assault is urged to contact Harrogate CID on 101 select option 2 and ask for Dave Horne. Alternatively information can be emailed to email@example.com
Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130069876.
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