BREAKING: Doncaster man charged with wounding offence following serious assault outside pub

Emergency services were called at around 1.20am this morning to High Street, Askern, following reports a man had been seriously assaulted outside the White Hart pub.
Emergency services were called at around 1.20am this morning to High Street, Askern, following reports a man had been seriously assaulted outside the White Hart pub.

A 34-year-old Doncaster man has been charged with a wounding offence, following a serious assault in the early hours of yesterday morning during which a man sustained 'life-threatening' injuries.

James Harvey, of Park Road, Askern, was charged this afternoon, and has been remanded in custody to appear at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Detectives launched an investigation following the serious assault of a 34-year-old man in Askern, Doncaster, in the early hours of Monday, May 30.

Emergency services were called at around 1.20am to High Street, Askern, following reports a man had been seriously assaulted outside the White Hart pub.

He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where he remains in a critical condition.

There were road closures and diversions in place, between the A19 towards Askern, from Doncaster, up to the junction with Station Road and the A19, for over 12 hours yesterday as police carried out enquiries and combed the area for evidence.

Resident Jim Hill went past the police cordon around the scene of the attack at around 5am yesterday and said: “There were around five police cars blocking the road. They had the whole road taped off near the boating lake.”

A spokesman for the White Hart said: “We don’t know anything about what happened with the assault, the pub was closed when it happened.”

South Yorkshire Police have now launched an appeal for anyone who may have witnessed the alleged assault.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 80 of May 30, 2016, or send details to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk via email.

Alternatively, anyone wishing to give information anonymously can do so by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.