A MAN is in a critical condition after an alleged assault in the city centre at the weekend.

The Worcester News understands the 37-year-old victim, who has been named locally as David-Paul Hannay, suffered bleeding on the brain and is in an induced coma.

An ambulance was called to Keystones nightclub after the alleged attack at 12.20am on Saturday.

Jonathan Shaw, 29, of Mendip Close, Malvern, appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on a charge of GBH yesterday morning, and did not enter a plea.

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He was given conditional bail, and told to attend the next hearing of the case that will take place at Worcester Crown Court on December 2.

Among the bail conditions that he must not attend Worcester, Evolution Gym, and he was given a curfew to his Malvern address, which comes into force every night.

His conditions also state his must not contact David Hannay, Mitchell Griffiths, John Batterton, Michael Slater, Michelle Beard, Dawn Jones and Simon Barker.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: “A Malvern man has been charged with assault in connection to an incident in Worcester at the weekend.

“Jonathan Shaw appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates Court and was bailed to reappear at a later date.

“The charge relates to an incident in Copenhagen Street, Worcester, on Sunday, November 3 at 12.20am.

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“A 37-year-old man was injured and currently remains in a critical condition in hospital.

“Investigating officers are appealing for witnesses to call police.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called to Keystones, Copenhagen Street, to reports of an assault.

“Two ambulances and a paramedic attended. On arrival they discovered a patient who was treated for potential serious injuries.

“He was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 0011S of November 3 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.