Man charged after Middleham jockey attacked

A man has been charged with assault after a jockey was attacked in Middleham.

Terence Murphy, 33, was found laid unconscious near Middleham Castle by a passer-by who alerted the emergency services.

After treatment by the GNAAS doctor-led trauma team, Mr Murphy was flown to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

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Following a CT scan, he was diagnosed with a fractured cheekbone, cuts and bruising but was thankfully discharged later the same day.

The incident happened on January 6.

A 23-year-old man from Middleham has been charged with assault.

He will appear at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court next month.