THE man who was charged after a machete attack outside a McDonald’s restaurant in March has pleaded guilty to the incident.

A 24-year-old suffered serious injuries when he was assaulted outside the fast food chain’s branch at the junction of Winwick Road and Folly Lane shortly before 3.30am on Saturday, March 7.

Jordan Hughes, of Calgarth Avenue in Bewsey, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a bladed article in a public place, at Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old will be sentenced later this month.

Cheshire Police previously confirmed that the attacker produced a ‘large knife’ from down his trousers before inflicting ‘significant’ injuries with the weapon during the horrific incident.

The Warrington Guardian understands that a 14-inch machete was used, and that the victim had to undergo a 10-hour operation at Whiston Hospital in order to save one of his hands.