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Man walking dog in park attacked with baseball bat and stabbed

A man walking his dog in the park was hit with a baseball bat and stabbed.

The victim, a 45-year-old man, had been walking through Sankey Valley Park, in Warrington, when he was attacked in broad daylight. He was approached by a group of men, at around 3.30pm, on Monday, September 19 and assaulted.

One of the suspects hit the victim with a baseball bat before he was then stabbed. He was taken to Aintree Hospital and treated for an injury to his chest.

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Police confirmed that the victim has since been discharged from hospital. Two people have been arrested as police launch an investigation into the attack.

The force said a man aged 41 and another man 43, had been arrested on suspicion of assault. They are both currently in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Maggie Cassidy, of Warrington local policing unit, said: "A number of people were in the park at the time and may have seen a group of men and the victim either when the assault occurred or afterwards when the men fled the area.

"I want to encourage anyone who has any information, and not yet spoken to police officers, to please get in touch. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cheshire Constabulary online https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us quoting IML 1370237.

"Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by calling Cheshire Constabulary on 101."

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