Scarborough man faces long jail sentence after attack on defenceless victim

Lee Terence Major
Lee Terence Major

A man with a track record for serious violence has been warned he faces a long stretch behind bars after he attacked a defenceless man and him in a serious condition in hospital.

Lee Terence Major, 37, from Scarborough, appeared at York Crown Court via video link on Monday (July 30) when he admitted one count of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

It’s understood that the 22-year-old victim, who was named in court, remains in Hull Royal Infirmary in a serious condition following the attack at a property in Longwestgate just before midnight on June 30.

The victim was glassed and stamped on by Major, who also admitted assaulting a 29-year-old woman on the same date.

Major, of Princess Royal Terrace, Scarborough, was arrested in the early hours of July 2 after police launched an urgent appeal to locate him.

Officers carried out a detailed forensic examination of the scene and made house-to-house enquiries before locating Major, who initially denied the offences.

His lawyer Neil Cutte said Major accepted that he faced a lengthy prison sentence.

Judge Simon Hickey said it was a “sustained attack involving weapons”, notably glass.

The judge adjourned sentence to August 24 and ordered reports on Major to ascertain the level of dangerousness he posed to the public due to his “substantial” record for violence.

Major was remanded in custody until the sentence hearing at the York court.