Man charged with attacking senior in Cape Breton

A 23-year-old Cape Breton man is facing assault charges after an injured 81-year-old man was found lying on the ground in a parking lot.

Police say they were called to the Jacques Cartier Hotel Monday morning and found the elderly man on the ground with serious injuries to his face.

He was taken to hospital, but later airlifted to Halifax for further treatment.

Police say Daren Joseph MacGillivary was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.