The man charged with assaulting 25-year-old Josh Storer, who was left in critical condition after the alleged attack, has appeared before a registrar at North Shore District Court on Thursday, Stuff reports. The man, 56, was granted interim name suppression; he allegedly attacked Storer during a night out at The Albany bar on Dairy Flat Highway, on July 9. Storer has been in intensive care at an Auckland hospital since the incident.