A MAN has been arrested following a serious assault on a 78-year-old woman in Ellesmere Port.

At around 10.30pm on Tuesday, August 20, police received a report of an altercation involving a man and a woman at Penistone Drive in Little Sutton.

Officers attended the scene and discovered that the local woman had sustained serious injuries.

The 78-year-old was taken to hospital via an ambulance.

She is currently in a stable condition.

A 52-year-old local man was arrested at the scene in connection with the assault.

He is currently in custody being questioned by detectives.

Detective Inspector Stuart York said: “We are in the very early stages of our investigation into the incident and enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly what has happened.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any other information that may aid our investigation is urged to get in touch.”

Inspector Ian Stead, of Ellesmere Port Local Policing Unit, added: “I would like to reassure local residents that this appears to be an isolated incident.

“Additional patrols are in the area to provide reassurance and anyone with any concerns is asked to speak to an officer.”

  • Anyone with any information regarding the incident, no matter how small, should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 491422.

Information can also be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.