UPDATE: Man, 42, in court after assault in Bare

Police were called to an assault in Morecambe.
Police were called to an assault in Morecambe.
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A man is in hospital with head injuries after an assault in Morecambe.

Police were called to reports of an assault on Hest Bank Road in Morecambe at 1am on Saturday, July 15.

They said an altercation between two men became violent when one man, the 45-year-old victim, is alleged to have been punched to the head, lost consciousness and hit his head on the road.

The man, named locally as Damian Metcalfe, suffered significant head injuries and a fractured eye socket and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital for treatment where he remains.

A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault.

* Tyrone Everson, 42, of Hest Bank Road, Morecambe, was charged with assault and section 18 wounding with intent and appeared at Preston Magistrates Court on Monday. He did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody. He is due to appear at Preston Crown Court on August 15.