Two in court over Smallthorne attack on Leonard Holmes

Leonard Holmes Leonard Holmes had been out celebrating with family members, police said

Two men have appeared in court over an attack on a 60-year-old man who suffered head and facial injuries in Stoke-on-Trent.

Leonard Holmes was assaulted in Smallthorne, at about 01:00 BST on Saturday, police said.

Jacob Havard, 19, and Matthew Fereday, 23, are accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Both men were remanded in custody at a hearing at Newcastle-under-Lyme Magistrates' Court.

They will next appear at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on 2 May.

Mr Holmes remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

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