TWO suspects have been charged after a man was stabbed in the back in Bewsey.

Police were called to Longshaw Street shortly after midnight on Monday, December 20, after paramedics discovered the 31-year-old injured victim.

He was rushed to Aintree Hospital after suffering serious injuries during the incident and is understood to have subsequently undergone life-saving surgery.

An area between Saville Avenue and the junction of Longshaw Street and Folly Lane was cordoned off by officers following the assault, with searches having also taken place at a nearby house on Longshaw Street.

Cheshire Police have now confirmed that 20-year-old Kyle Ashton and 23-year-old Lee Ashton have been charged with wounding with intent and making threats with a bladed article in connection with the attack.

The pair, both of Elston Avenue in Newton-le-Willows, appeared before Warrington Magistrates Court on Friday, January 7, in order to faces these charges.

They were remanded into custody ahead of a further appearance before Liverpool Crown Court next month.

Warrington Guardian:

Police on Hawthorne Street after the incident

A force spokesman said: “Two men have been charged following a serious assault in Warrington.

“Officers were called at around 12.05am on December 20 to Longshaw Street following reports of a man with stab wounds.

“The 31-year-old local man was taken to Aintree Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

“Kyle Ashton, 20, and Lee Ashton, 23 – both of Elston Avenue, Newton Le Willows – were arrested and subsequently charged with section 18 wounding with intent and threatening a person with a blade.

“They appeared at Warrington Magistrates Court on January 7 and were remanded into custody to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on February 4.”