POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Blacon during which a man suffered serious slash injuries to his neck.

At about 9.35pm on Friday, April 19, a man in his 30s was speaking to people outside Waggon & Horses in Western Avenue when a car drove into the car park.

A passenger got out of the car and attacked the victim with a bladed weapon resulting in a serious injury to the man’s neck.

The offender, a man, then chased the victim into the pub before fleeing the scene in the car. The victim was taken to hospital to be treated.

A 34-year-old woman was arrested as part of the enquiries to trace the suspect and has since been released under investigation.

Anyone with information should contact DC Andy Manson on 101 or via publiccontact@cheshire.pnn.police.uk quoting IML 378958.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.