Six men arrested after Widnes pub landlord is attacked

Runcorn and Widnes World: Widnes pub landlord Gary McGovern, far right, pictured at the opening of the pub last year Widnes pub landlord Gary McGovern, far right, pictured at the opening of the pub last year

A WIDNES licensee has been assaulted at his pub.

Six men have now been arrested.

Gary McGovern, aged 51, suffered cuts to his chin and eye after a group of men verbally abused and assaulted him at The Observatory Hungry Horse pub in Queensbury Way, Upton Rocks.

The incident happened at around 11.25pm on Wednesday, March 5.

Mr McGovern was taken to Whiston Hospital.

Sgt Neil Edgar, from Widnes Neighbourhood Policing Unit, said: “Six local men aged from 20 to 26 have been arrested and released on police bail, pending further enquiries.”

Four suspects were arrested on the night and two afterwards.

Anyone with information can call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 981 of March 5 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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