A MAN who was assaulted outside a York pub has died.

Benjamin James Traherne of Bad Bargain Lane, York, died in York Hospital on Monday.

He was taken there following the incident, which happened at about 9.45pm on Friday February 19 in an alley next to the Fulford Arms in Fulford Road.

He was initially diagnosed with minor injuries, but his condition subsequently deteriorated.

Kenneth Dunnington, 58, from York, has been charged with wounding with intent and appeared last week at York Magistrates' Court, sitting in Leeds, where he was remanded. He is due to appear at York Crown Court on April 1.

North Yorkshire Police said on Tuesday: "As part of the investigation into the assault and Benjamin’s subsequent death, police want to trace a woman who was seen on Fulford Road at around the same time. 

"She was walking past the Fulford Arms and heading towards Fulford Village behind a group of men who had been drinking in the pub. Officers would like to speak to the woman as she could have important information. 

"If you believe you are the woman police want to speak to, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and speak to the Force Control Room. Anyone else who was in the area at the time, is also asked to contact the police."