Man in critical condition after assault outside pub

131751b'Scenesetter-the area around Scholars Bar on Somerset Terrace sealed off by police after a fight leaves a man in Hull Royal Infirmary.'Picture by Neil Silk'28/04/13
131751b'Scenesetter-the area around Scholars Bar on Somerset Terrace sealed off by police after a fight leaves a man in Hull Royal Infirmary.'Picture by Neil Silk'28/04/13

A man is in a critical condition in hospital this morning following a serious assault in Somerset Terrace last night.

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to the incident, which occurred at around 11pm opposite Scholars Bar.

The road is currently closed to vehicles and pedestrians between the junctions of York Place and Vernon Road as officers investigate.

The victim, a man in his 50s, is in Hull Royal Infirmary suffering from head injuries following the incident.

Officers were called to a large disturbance near the bar which led to the man being injured.

The doorman from Scholars and a local from the pub were already at the scene administering first aid when police arrived.

A 22-year-old man was arrested close to the scene and is currently in police custody for questioning.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them as soon as possible.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Paul Sweeting, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “This incident has unfortunately left a man in hospital in a critical condition.

“It is believed that he sustained his injuries during a disturbance outside Scholar’s Bar in Somerset Terrace. It was a busy night with a lot of people around who may well have witnessed what happened.

“A number of people have already provided information about the incident to the police. However, I believe there may be people who have not yet come forward who potentially have information which could be vital to the investigation.

“If you did witness the incident and have yet to speak to the police, I urge you to get in touch as soon as you can.”

There is currently a scene guard in place at the location of the incident as officers investigate the circumstances. They say the road is likely to remain closed for most of the day.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Scarborough CID.

If you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12130067013 when passing information about this incident.