Man in court charged with attempted murder at Tan Hill

York Magistrates' Court.

A man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder following an incident at Tan Hill.

Richard Bowser, 46, from County Durham, was remanded in custody following the incident at the pub in Arkengarthdale, on Friday.

He appeared at York Magistrates’ Court today charged with attempting to murder a named man, three counts of possessing a firearm, assaulting a man occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of battery.

He didn’t enter any pleas to the charges and the case was sent to Teesside Crown Court, where Bowser will appear for a plea hearing in August.

The two battery allegations relate to an alleged male victim and a female complainant.

Police were called to the world-famous pub at about 10.40pm on Friday by Yorkshire Ambulance Service after a man in his 40s was found with serious arm injuries. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

A short time later, Bowser was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and firearms offences.

A woman was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm. She has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Bowser, of Worcester Place, Bishop Auckland, will next appear at Teesside Crown Court for a plea hearing on August 21.