A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a city centre stabbing in which another man suffered serious chest wounds.
Police and ambulance crews were called to the City Walls near the Iceland store on Frodsham Street in Chester at about 9.25pm on Monday.
A 35-year-old man from the Chester area had been attacked and stabbed in the chest.
Paramedics treated him at the scene before he was taken to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital for further treatment. His condition is described as serious but stable.
Detectives have since arrested a 57-year-old man, who lives in Chester, on suspicion of attempted murder and he remains in police custody.
Cheshire Police are now appealing for witnesses and are urging anyone who has any information about the stabbing to come forward. Police cordons remained in place yesterday and patrols have also been stepped up.
Chief Inspector Richard Rees said: “This is clearly a very serious and concerning incident but I want to reassure the community of Chester that this is an isolated attack and we are stepping up patrols in the area so that anyone that has any concerns or information can speak to an officer.
“There is currently a man in custody and police are following a number of lines of inquiry and anyone with any information about the assault is urged to call police on 101.
“I would always encourage people to continue to follow basic safety advice and be aware of your surroundings and always tell someone where you are going and when you are due to be back."
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 9.25pm on Monday to an incident on Frodsham Street, Chester.
“We sent an emergency ambulance to the scene, and a man was taken to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.”
North West Ambulance Service also attended.
Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident 994 of October 21.
Alternatively information can be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.