A man has been charged with attempted murder following an attack on a 78-year-old man near York Minster.
The victim, who is on holiday in York from South Africa, was attacked by a man near to York Minster.
A 43-year-old man from Tadcaster was arrested at the scene and was charged with attempted murder on the evening of Saturday 2 July. He has been remanded in custody to appear at York Magistrates' Court on Monday 4 July.
The victim suffered head injuries during the incident but they are not believed to be life-threatening.
9.30pm - 2 July 2011