09/05/2018

Man Remains in Critical Condition as Police Continue to Appeal for Witnesses

Police are continuing their appeal for witnesses as a man remains in a critical condition with serious head injuries following an alleged assault in Middlesbrough.

Officers believe that there are people who were in the area outside Soho Bar on Albert Road at the time of the alleged incident (around 3.45am on Monday 7th May), who have not yet come forward and spoken to police.

Detectives carrying out the investigation believe that there may have been up to 30 people in the vicinity of the area where the alleged incident took place, and they would again urge people to come forward.

Police also believe that there were motorists passing at the time who may have information or possibly dashcam footage which could assist the enquiry.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Young, from the Cleveland and North Yorkshire Major Investigation Team, said: “We know that there were quite a lot of people in the vicinity of the alleged incident than have actually come forward and spoken to us. At the moment we have a man who is very seriously ill in hospital and we need to know what led to him receiving those injuries.

“I would urge anyone to get in touch with us if they were in the vicinity at the time of the alleged incident, if they drove past and may have seen a group of males outside Soho Bar or anyone who may have any dashcam footage.”

Two males aged 21 have been charged with affray and section 18 assault. A third male aged 21 has been charged with affray.

All three will appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court yesterday, Tuesday 8th May.

A fourth male aged 22 has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 080484.