Street attack: GBH charge

December 22 2018

A MAN has appeared in court charged with grievous bodily harm over an incident in Downend Road

Aston Golding, aged 24, of no fixed address, is accused of assaulting Oneil Yearde in the street on October 9.

Mr Yearde, 46, has been in hospital since the incident, which police say left him with “life-changing injuries”.

Downend Road was sealed off for a day afterwards as police investigated the scene.

Golding appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, December 12.

He was remanded in custody until a further hearing at Bristol Crown Court in January.

Golding was one of four men arrested on December 12 as part of the inquiry known as Operation Blueshift, which is investigating the attack on Mr Yearde and the fatal stabbing of Ronald Leigh in Gill Avenue, Fishponds. Two of the men, aged 36 and 42, have been released on bail, while a 27-year-old man has been released under investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the investigation team online at or by calling 101. Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.