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Police appeal for witnesses after teenage boy arrested following stabbing outside McDonald’s

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses following the arrest of a teenage boy after a man was stabbed outside McDonald’s in Bridge Street, Warrington, on Sunday ( July 21) .

The male victim aged 25, from Leigh , was taken to hospital with two puncture wounds following the incident.

Police later arrested a 15-year-old boy from Widnes on suspicion of wounding with intent.

Officers had been called to reports of a stabbing on Bridge Street at around 4.30pm on Sunday.

Officers saw a man had suffered two puncture wounds and he was taken to Warrington Hospital. He later discharged himself.

The suspect was interviewed and released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Sergeant Darren Reid, of Warrington CID, said: “I would like to reassure the public that this is believed to be an isolated incident and we are doing everything we can to establish exactly what happened and who was responsible.

“Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and as part of our investigation we are appealing for anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident, or anything else that may aid our investigation, to get in touch.

“The same goes for anyone with mobile phone or dashcam footage that may be relevant to the investigation.”

Anyone with information or mobile phone or dashcam footage of the incident is asked to call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 462884, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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