A MAN has been charged after a pub-goer’s face was allegedly slashed in the shape of a cross.

North Yorkshire Police said a man in his 60s had been charged with wounding with intent and possessing a weapon.

“He has been bailed to appear at York Magistrates’ Court at a later date,” added a spokesman for the force.

The Press reported in February that following an incident at the city centre Burns Hotel - formerly known as the Hansom Cab - a 65-year-old man had allegedly suffered two large scars in the shape of a diagonal cross.

Police said then that the man was given ‘many’ stitches to his face but had since been discharged from hospital.

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service said then that it had been called to the pub in Market Street at 2.36pm on February 17 to treat a patient with facial injuries.