Detectives appeal for information after man is seriously assaulted in Widnes town centre

Runcorn and Widnes World: Detectives investigate serious assault in Widnes Detectives investigate serious assault in Widnes

A MAN suffered a fractured eye socket and broken nose in a serious assault in Widnes town centre.

The 49-year-old victim was left unconscious with facial injuries after the attack near the Imperial pub in Albert Road.

Detectives today appealed for information.

DC Richard Kirby said: "It is believed that there were a number of people in the area at the time who may have witnessed what happened and I am urging them to come forward."

The assault happened at around 1am on Sunday, December 22.

The victim was assaulted as he walked along Albert Road, near the junction of Robert Street.

He was treated in hospital.

A 27-year-old man from Runcorn has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information which could assist police with their enquiries, is urged to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 68 of 22 December or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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