TWO suspects have been charged after a man was reportedly stabbed eight times.

The 46-year-old victim suffered serious injuries to his upper body and leg after the incident on Ackers Lane in Stockton Heath shortly after 3pm on Friday, May 14.

He was also allegedly bitten in the calf by a dog at the scene.

Cheshire Police have now confirmed that a man and a woman have been charged in relation to the incident.

Taia Ryder, of Ackers Lane, faces charges of inflicting grievous bodily harm, being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog which caused injury and affray.

Lewis Oxley, of Harding Avenue in Orford, has been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm and affray.

Both defendants, aged 24 and 22 respectively, are due to appear before Warrington Magistrates Court today, Monday, in order to face these charges.

A force spokesman said: “Two people have been charged in connection with an assault.

“Taia Antonia Ryder, 24, of Ackers Lane, has been charged with affray, a section 18 assault and being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury.

“Lewis Oxley, 22, of Harding Avenue, has been charged with affray and a section 18 assault.

“The pair have been remanded into custody and are due to appear at Warrington Magistrates Court on Monday, May 17.

“The charges relate to an incident in Ackers Lane on Friday, May 14, in which a man sustained serious injuries.”

He is believed to be still receiving treatment in hospital.

Detective sergeant Darren Reid previously said of the incident: “We are carrying out a number of enquiries to establish the circumstances of what has happened.

“It is believed there were a number of people in the area at the time of the incident, and I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened or has information which could be useful and has not already spoken to us to get in touch.

“The same goes for anyone who was driving in Ackers Road at the time and may have any dashcam footage which could assist our enquiries.

“Officers will remain in the area and anyone with any concerns is urged to speak to them.”

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number IML987814, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.