Cheshire Police have confirmed that the 36-year-old victim suffered a ‘puncture wound’ to his thigh during an incident in the early hours of this morning, Monday.
He was discovered injured on Kendrick Street shortly after midnight and was rushed to hospital for treatment, with an alleyway between Legh Street and the Town Hall car park having also been closed by officers.
A 35-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm in connection with the attack.
The police cordon remains in place this afternoon while investigations are carried out.
A force spokesman said: “At around 12.15am on Monday 13 June police were contacted by ambulance to reports that a man had been man had been found injured on Kendrick Street.
Police cars outside the Travelodge on Kendrick Street
“Officers attended the scene and found that a 36-year-old local man had sustained a puncture wound to his thigh.
“He has since been taken to hospital.
“Enquiries in relation to how the man sustained the injury are ongoing.
“As part of the investigation, a 35-year-old local woman has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact the constabulary on 101, quoting incident number IML1291658, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.