March man bailed on suspicion of assault after St Patrick’s night incident at Fenland pub

THE man arrested on suspicion of assault which left his victim seriously injured has been named locally.

THE man arrested on suspicion of assault which left his victim seriously injured has been named locally.

Patrick Beart, 43, of Truman Avenue, March, was arrested by Cambs Police following the incident at the Coachmakerss Arms pub in March last Thursday night.

Beart, 43, was questioned by detectives and bailed to return to March Police Station on April 13.

His alleged victim, a 50 year old man, was rushed to Addenbroke’s Hospital, Cambridge, where his condition today was again described as serious but stable. Unofficial reports say the man’s condition has improved slightly since his admission.

The victim suffered a severe head injury in the assault at the Coachmakers and as a result he suffered a cardiac arrest.

Emergency services - including police, paramedics and Magpas emergency responders - were called shortly after 7.30pm.

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The man was sedated and anaesthetised and taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he was put into an induced coma as part of a medical response to his injuries,

Police closed off the area around the pub throughout the night and into Friday morning. At one point the road was closed and traffic diverted.

A police spokesman said: “We are appealing for any witnesses who were in the pub at the time of the incident to contact Det Sgt Paul Stimpson at March police station on 0345 456 4564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

The pub, like many others across Fenland, was set to celebrate St Patrick’s Day yesterday.

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