A FARNWORTH man has appeared in court charged with assault.
Mohammed Tabib Shafiq, aged 21, of Cawdor Street, has been charged with two counts of assault.
Norman Foster, also known as Stan, aged 52, remains in a critical condition in hospital.
Eileen Brooks, aged 44, suffered a broken jaw and also remains in hospital. Shafiq has been remanded in custody and will appear at Bolton Crown Court on April 26.
A MAN was last night fighting for his life after a brutal street attack.
Stan Foster was assaulted outside his home in Cawdor Street, Farnworth, in the early hours of yesterday morning with what is believed to be a baseball bat.
The 52-year-old suffered severe head injuries and was last night in a “critical condition” in intensive care at the Royal Bolton Hospital.
His partner, Eileen Blain Brooks, aged 43, of the same address, was also attacked.
She suffered facial injuries, though police said they are not believed to be life threatening.
A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of assault and were last night being questioned by detectives.
Last night, two police officers guarded a cordon as forensic examinations were carried out outside a row of six houses.
One white tent covered a blue car, believed to be a Nissan Micra, and another part of the road.
Neighbours were left shocked as to why anyone would attack a “lovely” and “kindhearted” couple, though some said they believe the attack could have followed a neighbourhood dispute.