A MAN who was attacked by a gang of teenagers in Sankey Valley Park has regained consciousness, police have confirmed.

The 35-year-old victim was rushed to hospital in an ambulance almost three weeks ago after suffering serious injuries. 

At the time his condition was described as 'critical but stable'.

But today, Tuesday, officers have revealed that the man is 'stable and improving' after receiving care at The Walton Centre in Liverpool.

Investigations are ongoing into the attack on January 24 at 4.20pm after the 35-year-old was left fighting for his life.

Police say the violent assault involving a group of youths unfolded in the wooded area behind Weddell Close.

Six teenagers, aged between 13 and 16, were detained days after the attack on suspicion of section 18 assault and were taken into custody to be questioned by detectives.

The suspects have now been released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.

Police stepped up patrols in the area in the wake of the assault, which was described by the investigating officer as an 'isolated incident'.

As the probe by detectives continues, officers have urged anyone with information or dash cam footage to come forward.

Speaking after the arrests, DS Dave Aspinall said: “I would like to thank the Warrington community for the response we have been given to our appeals for information in relation to this incident.

“A lot of people have come forward and as a result of witness statements and other information we have received we have arrested six teenagers on suspicion of section 18 assault.

“I would like to reassure the community it appears this was an isolated incident and we are still carrying out extra patrols in the area.

“And though we have now made six arrests we are still keen to hear from anyone with any information about the incident that has yet to come forward."

Witnesses can call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 605 of January 24 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.