York & North Yorkshire

Man in court over attempted murder in Upper Poppleton

A man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after an 81-year-old man was attacked in his home near York.

The victim is critically ill in hospital with serious head and chest injuries after he was assaulted in Upper Poppleton on Friday night.

Craig Gill, 56, of Chantry Avenue, Upper Poppleton, was remanded in custody by York magistrates.

He is expected to next appear at Leeds Crown Court on 15 April.

An 83-year-old woman who was also in the house at the time was not injured, police said.

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