Man charged after report of violent mop attack in Eastwood

Police have charged a 49-year-old after a man was violently attacked with a mop in his home in Eastwood.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 10:38 am
Percy Street, Eastwood. Image: Google Maps.

The victim, a man in his 50s, suffered multiple injuries after he was hit repeatedly with a mop at a shared address in Percy Street, Eastwood, at around 2.30pm on Friday (May 21).

He was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where he was treated for three fractured ribs, facial injuries and internal bleeding.

His injures are not thought to be life-threatening.

John Holmes, of Percy Street, Eastwood, has been charged with grievous bodily harm and appeared at Nottinghamshire Magistrates' Court yesterday morning (May 24).

He was remanded in custody and will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court on June 21.

Detective Inspector Kim Binns, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Whilst it was a really serious assault, it was a self-contained incident inside a house and the two people are known to each other so there is no wider threat to the community.

"Nottinghamshire Police treats incidents of violence, particularly with weapons, extremely seriously and our officers will always doggedly seek to bring suspects before the courts."