TWO potentially key witnesses in an attempted murder investigation have now been identified by police.

Detectives investigating the attempted murder of a man in Little Holtby issued an appeal to find two key witnesses that they wanted to speak to.

It follows an incident in the town in the early hours of Sunday morning when a 43 year-old Northallerton man sustained critical injuries.

A 25-year-old Catterick man was arrested shortly after and charged with attempted murder and two counts of assaulting a police officer.

He appeared at court yesterday where he was refused bail and remanded in custody.

The injured man remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Officers had asked that a man and woman who had left Club Amadeus in Northallerton at around 3am in a taxi shortly before the incident, to come forward.

They have confirmed that they have now spoken to the couple and thanked the public for their assistance in locating them.

Detective Constable Quita Passmore of North Yorkshire Police’s Criminal Investigation Department said: “We’d like to thank everyone who shared our earlier appeal which led to two key witnesses coming forward to help with our enquiries.

“Our investigation is ongoing and we continue to appeal to anyone who may have any information about the incident and has not already spoken to the police, to contact us.”

  • Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Constable Quita Passmore of North Yorkshire Police via email at or by calling 01609 643 226.
  • If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
  • Please quote incident number 12190220234 when providing information.