A man was left in a coma following an alleged incident in a pub beer garden, a court heard.
Brent Charles, 48, is said to be in an “extremely grave” condition in the Royal Preston Hospital after an alleged fracas with his brother, Warren, 41.
Paramedics were called to the Golden Cross public house on Lancaster Road, Preston, on Sunday September 15. Mr Charles was bleeding from the back of his head and his ears.
Warren Charles, an engineer who earns around £30,000 a year, is accused of grievous bodily harm.
The father-of-four, of Westbrook Crescent, Ingol, Preston, appeared before Preston Magistrates’ Court, which has committed the case to the crown court.
Prosecuting, Paul Foster said it was alleged that Warren Charles had pushed his brother forcibly, causing him to fall and hit his head.
The court heard Brent Charles was still in an induced coma.
No pleas were entered. Warren Charles was remanded into custody and will next appear on September 30.