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.

A woman, aged 20, who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Police were called to Cawdor Street at 1am on Sunday and found a two people had suffered numerous injuries.

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.