A man is in custody charged with attempted murder after an incident at one of North Yorkshire’s most famous pubs.
The 46-year-old man has also been charged with firearms offences, actual bodily harm and battery following an incident at the Tan Hill Inn.
Found at Langthwaite near Richmond, the Tan Hill is Britain’s highest public house.
Officers were called to the pub at around 10.40pm on Friday (21 July) by Yorkshire Ambulance Service after a man was found with serious arm injuries.
The victim, a man in his 40s, was taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
A short time later a man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and firearms offences. A woman was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.
The woman has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
The man will appear at York Magistrates Court today (Monday).
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “There were a number of people at the venue at the time of the incident who officers would like to come forward.”
If you witnessed any part of this incident, please contact North Yorkshire Police by calling 01609 643147 or 101 and selecting option 4 – please make sure you are connected to North Yorkshire Police if calling from outside the county.
Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.
When providing information, please quote reference 12230136112.
Standing at 1,732 feet (528m) above sea level, the record-breaking Tan Hall Inn is well known across Britain and internationally.
It says on its website: “Situated in the stunning scenery of Swaledale, just near Keld, the highest Inn in Great Britain is a warm meeting place, known internationally, where walkers & cyclists brush shoulders and converse with people from the media, arts, music, film & theatre.”
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