Police have arrested a man on suspicion of assault following an incident in Clock Face, St Helens on Wednesday afternoon, 9 January.
At around 3.30pm, a call was received of an assault close to the Bull and Dog pub on Clock Face Road, initially believed to have been the result of a verbal altercation between occupants of a Ford Fiesta and a Peugeot van.
The victim, a man in his 40s, received serious facial injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment. An 18-year-old woman who was on a moped was also reportedly punched but was uninjured.
Following enquiries, a 37-year-old man from Clock Face was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding with intent and was taken to a police station for questioning. He has been released under investigation as enquiries continue.
Anyone with information, or who witnessed the incident and has any footage including dashcam, is asked to contact @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference 19100009301 or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously 0800 555 111.