Police issue update after man 'stabbed in the back'

By Olivia Williams

Police have issued an update into the investigation of a man who was stabbed.

Officers were called at around 12.05am on December 20 last year to Longshaw Street in Warrington following reports of a man with stab wounds.

A 31 year old man was taken to Aintree Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, police said.

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The ECHO understands the man was reportedly stabbed in the back.

A police investigation into the incident was launched and a small cordon was in place at the scene shortly after the incident.

Now in an update today, a spokesperson for Cheshire Police said two men have been charged in connection with the incident.

Kyle Ashton, 20, and Lee Ashton, 23, both of Elston Avenue, Newton Le Willows, were arrested and subsequently charged with section 18 wounding with intent and threaten a person with a blade.

They appeared at Warrington Magistrates Court on January 7 and were remanded into custody to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on February 4.

A Cheshire Police spokesperson said: "Two men have been charged following a serious assault in Warrington.

"Officers were called at around 12.05am on December 20 to Longshaw Street following reports of a man with stab wounds.

"The 31-year-old local man was taken to Aintree Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

"Kyle Ashton, 20, and Lee Ashton, 23, both of Elston Avenue, Newton Le Willows, were arrested and subsequently charged with section 18 wounding with intent and threaten a person with a blade.

"They appeared at Warrington Magistrates Court on January 7 and were remanded into custody to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on February 4."

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