Two charged with assault over video showing men kicking tent with homeless people inside

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

Police in Hull have charged two men in connection with an alleged attack on two homeless people.

Humberside Police appealed for witnesses after CCTV captured a man taking a running jump into a tent in a shop doorway in Whitefriargate, in the city centre.

One of the man’s companions appears to be laughing and filming the incident on his phone as a third man looks on, before they all move away.

Two men have been arrested over an attack on two homeless people (PA)

The force said two men had been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm following the incident on November 30.

Jake Mann, 29, of no fixed address, and Jamie Nickell, 26, of Addison Drive, Lincoln, have been bailed to appear before Hull Magistrates’ Court on January 14, a spokesman said.

He said both are also barred from entering the city of Hull unless they are attending court.

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

The force said it had been ‘overwhelmed with the response from the public’ after the footage was released and confirmed the two men in the tent were unhurt.

Footage released by Humberside Police shows a man taking a running jump onto a tent in a shop doorway in Hull (PA)

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.

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

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