A man who was assaulted in York has died of his injuries, police have confirmed.
Keith Wright, 50, had been on life-support in Leeds General Infirmary since he was attacked at 7.40pm on January 21. He died at 9am today.
Detective Inspector Ian Dyer, said “Our thoughts are with Keith’s family who are naturally devastated by the terrible outcome at hospital. “This is an extremely tragic incident and we are doing everything we can to support them."
Liam Matthew Wyard, 19, and a 16-year-old youth who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged with unlawful and malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
The pair are due to appear at York Crown Court in April.
Northumbria Police say they have received a good response from the public following last night's Crimewatch Whitley Bay rape appeal.
The rape took place at 3.45am on Sunday, October 16, in the rear lane of Esplanade Place, behind Zync Bar and a reconstruction was shown on Crimewatch last night.
We have had a good response so far to the Crimewatch appeal. We have received more than 40 calls which we are being followed up by detectives working on the investigation. We're continuing to appeal for anyone with information about the attack to contact the force's Rape Investigation Team on the 101-non emergency number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.