Cheshire Police officers are investigating after a man was left seriously injured following an alleged attack at a petrol station.

The injured man, who is his 50s, was still in hospital two days after the incident at Lawton Service Station in Church Lawton, near Alsager shortly after 4pm on Friday November 6.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and a woman, 57, was held on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The pair arrested – who are both from Newcastle-under-Lyme – have since been released on conditional bail pending further inquiries.

Cheshire Police has launched a appeal for witnesses to the incident.

A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “Police were informed of an altercation at a service station.

“Officers attended and discovered that a man had sustained serious injuries. He was taken to hospital in an ambulance, where he remains receiving treatment.

“Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident. After being interviewed in custody, they have both been released on conditional bail pending further inquiries. A range of inquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 845849 or via the website here. Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.