A MAN has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after allegedly running over a teenager inside a tent in Barlby near Selby.
Police were called in the early hours of Sunday 11 March to a field between York Road and the River Ouse where a group of teenagers were camping.
A man approached the group and chatted with them and the conversation escalated into a disagreement. The man then threatened to run over their tent with his vehicle.
He left the scene and returned a short time later in a white van and carried out his threat to run over the tent.
Most of the group escaped and hid nearby, however, one youth, a 16-year-old boy remained inside the tent and sustained serious injuries as a result of the incident.
He was taken to York District Hospital where he remains in a serious condition although his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Detective Chief Inspector Heather Pearson, said: “This is a disturbing incident which has resulted in a teenager sustaining serious injuries.
“It is vital that we obtain as much information as possible of the events leading up to the incident.
“I am therefore appealing to anyone, in particular nearby residents, to contact the police with any information they have relating to the incident.
“If anyone saw a white van in the area late on Saturday night or in the early hours of Sunday morning, please contact us as a matter of urgency.”
Anyone else who has any information which could help the investigation, please contact York CID on 101, select option one and ask to pass information on to Detective Sergeant Mandy Grundy.
The 24-year-old man from Selby, who was arrested following the incident, was charged on Monday with two counts of attempted murder.