NORTH Yorkshire police have released CCTV stills of men they would like to speak to in connection with an assault that left a 32-year-old man in critical condition.

The assault took place at the back of the White Horse Café in Thirsk Market Place at around 10pm on Saturday October 16 following an incident at The Royal pub that spilled into the streets.

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A 21-year-old man was arrested shortly after on suspicion of wounding with intent and he has been released on bail, police say.


Emergency services attended the scene and the 32-year-old victim, who has a newborn baby at home, was taken to hospital where he remains in critical condition.

A 24-year-old-man and 56-year-old man have also been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and have both been released on bail.

Officers say they would like to speak to the people in the picture as they believe that they will have important information that could assist the investigation.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire police said: “Do you recognise them? Or do you know who they are? Or were you in the pub that evening but you haven’t yet spoken to police?

“Anyone with any information that can assist the investigation is asked to email or call North Yorkshire Police on 101.  

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“You can also provide information anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

“Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12210223112 when doing so.”


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