Man to appear in court over Forest Pines assault

Man to appear in court over Forest Pines assault

A man is set to appear in court later today after a serious assault at the Forest Pines hotel on Sunday 13 March.

In the early hours of Sunday morning (13 March), a fight broke out at the hotel bar before heading towards a hotel room.

Witnesses reportedly heard screaming and swearing coming from the room as the fight escalated, with some stating they could see blood on the bar floor.

Multiple police cars and vans attended the scene before forensic teams also arrived later in the day.

According to Humberside Police, the victim sustained life-threatening injuries but is in a stable condition in hospital.

Two people have since been arrested in connection with the assault.

One man, aged 32, was arrested on suspicion of committing serious assault against the unknown 46-year-old male victim.

A 32-year-old woman was also arrested in connection with the incident.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “A 32-year-old man is due to appear in court today facing a charge in connection with a serious assault at a hotel in Scunthorpe over the weekend.

“Michael McDonagh, of Darley, Barnsley was charged with causing Grievous Bodily Harm in connection with the incident.

“The incident took place at around 3 am on Sunday, 13 March, when a man reportedly assaulted another man leaving him with serious injuries.

“The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that are thought to be life-threatening.”

Updates to follow.

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