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Melrosegate attack victim making progress
10:16am Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
AN ATTACK victim left fighting for his life in hospital is showing signs of further improvement.
Anthony Lansbury, 51, was left in critical condition with serious head injuries after he was attacked in Melrosegate, York, in the early hours of Friday morning.
Kim Farrar, Anthony’s sister, said he had regained consciousness over the weekend and was expected to be moved from the intensive care unit in Hull Royal Infirmary last night.
Mrs Farrar said: “He’s in and out of consciousness. He knows who we are but doesn’t know where he is.
“The doctors are taking him out of intensive care and putting him into a high dependency unit. He’s got 50 staples in his head, but we don’t know if he’s in pain, as he’s in and out of consciousness.
“He’ll be talking one minute and then just go back into a deep sleep.”
An 18-year-old man was last night charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and was due to appear before magistrates in court today.
Meanwhile, two people were injured in unrelated attacks in York over the weekend, when another 18-year-old man suffered a broken jaw in a late night assault in the city centre, and a woman suffered facial injuries in a disturbance just hours later.
North Yorkshire Police said the man was injured in an assault by a group of men on Ouse Bridge, just after midnight on Saturday.
Officers investigating the incident, which was reported to police on Saturday afternoon, are examining CCTV footage of the area.
The second assault, which happened at about 5am in the Castle Car Park off Tower Street, involved a local man and a woman who knew each other.
The spokeswoman said they were involved in an altercation which resulted in the woman sustaining minor facial injuries.
A man in his 30s has been arrested and released on conditional police bail while the investigation continues, she said.