Police in York have charged a man aged 70 after an attack in a farmer’s field left another man in hospital.
As we reported yesterday, part of the field behind properties on Walmer Carr, Wigginton, was sealed off by police. A tractor was also within the cordon.
The incident was reported at 7.20am on Sunday morning (18 July).
The victim, aged in his 60s, was taken to hospital where he received treatment for his injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.
Stephen Philip Harpin, 70, of Wigginton, was arrested and was subsequently been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent.
He appeared at York Magistrates’ Court on Monday. He was remanded in custody, with a trial date set for 16 August at York Crown Court.
On Sunday, forensics officers and photographers were on scene, and a police guard was stationed outside a house on Walmer Carr.