Humberside

Hull tent attack: Two men charged while third is in custody

Man jumping feet first on to a tent Image copyright Humberside Police
Image caption CCTV footage showed a man diving feet first on top of the tent

Two men have been charged after an attack on two homeless people sleeping in a tent on a Hull street.

CCTV footage showed a man jumping on top of the tent, which was pitched on Whitefriargate, while another filmed it and laughed on 30 November.

Jake Mann, 29, of no fixed abode and Jamie Nickell, 26, of Addison Drive, Lincoln, are charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

They are due to appear before Hull magistrates on 14 January.

Both have been bailed but are barred from entering the city unless they were to attend court, police said.

A 27-year-old man, from the Lincoln area, who was in custody after handing himself in to police, has been released without charge.

Humberside Police said it had found "more permanent accommodation" for the men inside the tent, who were unhurt in the incident.

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