York & North Yorkshire

Victim of York attempted murder in critical condition

An 81-year-old man who was the victim of an attempted murder in North Yorkshire is critically ill.

Police said the man was assaulted at a house in Upper Poppleton shortly before 21:00 BST on Friday.

He was taken to York District Hospital with head and chest injuries. An 83-year-old woman who was also in the house at the time was not injured.

A 56-year-old man is due to appear at York Magistrates' Court later charged with attempted murder.

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