A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a shocking meat cleaver attack in Sankey Bridges on Saturday.

The ‘horrific assault’ happened at around 11.15am on Saturday – with a 35-year-old man from Widnes suffering serious injuries after being hit in the head with the weapon.

He presented himself at Warrington Hospital, but has since been released.

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Today, Thursday, detectives have arrested a 35-year-old man from Stockport on suspicion of attempted murder.

It follows the publication of CCTV earlier this week.

He is currently in police custody being questioned by detectives.