A man has been charged with two separate attacks at Manchester’s Parklife Weekender festival.
Manchester Evening News reports that Lee Anthony Wong appeared before Manchester Magistrates’ Court charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent (GBH) following an alleged assault on a man who was kicked in the head, and causing actual bodily harm (ABH) to another man who is said to have been punched in the face.
No application for bail was made on behalf of Mr Wong and he will remain in custody. The case was adjourned until July 8 when he will appear at Manchester Crown Court.
Police are keen to stress that neither of these charges relate to the death of Robert Hart.
Police hunting the killer of Hart at the same festival made their first arrest over the weekend (June 21).
A 31-year-old male was arrested in Cheshire on suspicion of Robert Hart’s murder. Police are said to have received “unprecedented” amounts of footage and pictures from the festival in their search for the guilty party. Meanwhile, festival organisers have offered a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the death of 26-year-old Hart.
Hart died in hospital after what police described as a “brutal assault” at the festival on June 7. It was reported that he was attacked after protecting his girlfriend from being hit repeatedly with an inflatable toy while waiting for Snoop Dogg’s headline set at the festival.