Man charged after skate park attack

A 21-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after a vicious attack at a skate park left a Huntingdon man in a critical condition. Luke Bruce, of Wolff Close, Sapley, is due to appear at Peterborough Crown Court tomorrow (Thursday) accused of atte

A 21-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after a vicious attack at a skate park left a Huntingdon man in a critical condition.

Luke Bruce, of Wolff Close, Sapley, is due to appear at Peterborough Crown Court tomorrow (Thursday) accused of attempting to murder Grant Barham.

Police were called to the skate park near to Sapley Square, Huntingdon, at 10.30pm on Tuesday, December 12, following allegations of a serious assault.

Ambulance crews arrived on the scene and Mr Barham was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital with injuries which at the time were described as life threatening.


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Police said Mr Barham suffered serious injuries to his head and face in the attack and yesterday (Tuesday) remained in a critical condition at Addenbrooke's neurology care unit.

Last Thursday Mr Bruce, wearing a hooded grey top, listened as Sylvia Cundell, prosecuting, outlined details of the alleged offence.

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She said: "It is alleged that Mr Bruce kicked his victim in the head, stamped on his head and repeatedly punched him as he lay on the ground.

"The defendant also expressed an intent to kill his victim."

Mr Bruce was also charged with assaulting a police officer and an unrelated charge of burglary of items worth £3,765. He was remanded in custody and ordered to appear at Crown court on December 21 to enter a plea.

Detective Inspector Ian Simmons, said: "This was a violent attack on a young man and it is vital that we find out what happened in the moments leading up to it."

INFORMATION: Anyone with information is asked to contact Huntingdon police station on 0845 4564564 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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