A MAN, 32, has been left with serious injuries after an assault in a café in Thirsk and a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Police say the incident happened at around 10pm on Saturday October 16 .

North Yorkshire Police received a report that a 32 -year-old man had been assaulted at the back of the White Horse Café in Thirsk Market Place.

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According to police, enquiries suggested that it followed an incident in The Royal pub that spilled onto the street.

Emergency services attended the scene and the victim was taken to hospital with serious head injuries where he currently remains in a critical condition.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Following enquiries a 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent.

“He has been released on bail and officers understand that a number of people were in the area and witnessed the assault, or incidents surrounding it.

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“We are asking for those people to come forward with any information if they haven’t already spoken to police.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact CIDnorthallerton@northyorkshire.police.uk or call on 101 quoting reference number 12210223112.

Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or through their website.

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