A MAN has pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of a 78-year-old woman in Ellesmere Port.

Wayne Hill, 52, will be sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Thursday, November 28.

Hill, who is from Ellesmere Port but had recently been living on London Road in Sandbach, was arrested in Penistone Drive, Little Sutton, at around 10.45pm on Tuesday, August 20.

A short time earlier a local pensioner sustained serious injuries following an incident in Penistone Drive.

She was taken to hospital via an ambulance, where she was said to be in a stable condition at the time. A spokesman for Cheshire Police has since confirmed that she has been discharged but "requires ongoing medical treatment".

Hill was charged with attempted murder in connection with the incident.