Man charged with attempted murder

The 28-year-old man arrested by police in York on Sunday 16 December 2012, on suspicion of the attempted murder of a 27-year-old local woman has been charged in connection with the incident.

Michael Bennison has been charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of possessing an offensive weapon. He is due to appear at York Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 18 December 2012. The 27-year-old woman has been discharged from hospital.

A 29-year-old local woman who was arrested at the same address as Bennison, on Sunday 16 December 2012, on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released on police bail.

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