Man in court over Lincoln hammer attack

A 22-year-old man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after an attack on a man with a claw hammer.

Matthew Probert, 21, from Scunthorpe, was struck on the head during a night out in Lincoln.

Kris James Bradley, from Lincoln, is charged with attempted murder following the attack in Hungate, in the early hours of Sunday.

He was remanded in custody at Lincoln Magistrates' Court to appear at Crown Court on 17 September.

Mr Probert, a first team player for Scunthorpe Rugby Club, was treated at Lincoln County Hospital before being transferred to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield where he is in a stable condition.

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