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Scunthorpe pensioner attack: Harley Newland appears in court

Scunthorpe attack property
Image caption A 90-year-old man and his 87-year-old wife sustained serious injuries at their house in Elm Grove

A man has appeared in court charged with attacking an elderly couple during a burglary at their Scunthorpe home.

A 90-year-old man and his 87-year-old wife sustained serious injuries at their house in Elm Grove on Tuesday.

Harley Newland, 22, of Mill Lane, Brigg appeared at Scunthorpe Magistrates' Court accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

He is set to appear at Grimsby Crown Court on 12 January.

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