December 13, 2018 9.41 am This story is over 59 months old

Two men named and charged with homeless assault

“With your help we were quickly able to identify the suspects”

Two men from Lincoln have been charged with the assault of a homeless man in Hull, after the savage attack was captured on CCTV.

As previously reported, footage released by Humberside Police showed the moment a thug took a five metre run-up and drop-kicked a tent in a shop doorway, where the two men were sleeping.

A friend laughed and filmed the cruel attack and another man looked on during the incident which happened on Whitefriargate in Hull city centre at around 12.30am on November 30.

Fortunately, the two homeless men inside the tent, who have since found more permanent accommodation, were not hurt.

Jack Mann, 29, of no fixed abode, and Jamie Nickell, 26, of Addison Drive, Lincoln, were charged with the assault.

They have been bailed to appear before Hull Magistrates Court on Monday, January 14. Both men are also barred from entering the city of Hull unless they are attending court.

A third man, who voluntarily spoke to officers in connection with the incident Wednesday, has been released without charge.

Detective Chief Inspector Matthew Peach said: “Once again I would like to thank all those who got in touch with information about this incident following our appeal earlier this week.

“With your help, we were quickly able to identify and arrest the suspects, who have now been charged with assault.

“We’re also continuing to work with and support the victims of the assault, who have now been found more permanent accommodation.”