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Further arrests in investigation into Ellesmere Port attempted murder

Officers from Cheshire Police have arrested three people in connection with an attempted murder.

Earlier today, Wednesday 17 August, detectives investigating an attempted murder in Ellesmere Port executed warrants at four addresses in Merseyside.

Assisted by officers from Merseyside, officers from Cheshire’s Major Investigation Team conducted the warrants at four addresses on the Wirral in Farmfield Drive, Beechwood, Fenderside Road, Beechwood, Broadfield Avenue, Beechwood, and College Close, Beechwood.

Two men aged 25 and 23 were arrested on suspicion of attempt murder and a man aged 32 was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit GBH. All have since been released on bail.

The investigation relates to a serious assault on an 18-year-old man in Worcester Walk in Ellesmere Port on Thursday 14 July.

The 18-year-old is currently recovering from his injuries.

As part of this investigation a 21-year-old man, Joseph Farrell of Bridge Street, Birkenhead, was charged last month with section 18 assault, possession of a weapon in a public place, driving without a licence, driving without insurance, and handling stolen goods.

He has since appeared at Chester Crown Court on Monday 15 August and pleaded guilty to S18 assault and Handling Stolen Goods. He will next appear in court on 6 October 2022. He was dealt with by way of a fine for the driving offences on his first appearance.

A second man aged 31 was also arrested on Thursday 11 August on suspicion of attempt murder and has since been released on bail.

DI Eli Atkinson said: “Officers have been working tirelessly on this investigation and today’s arrests are part of this.

“I would like to take this as an opportunity to thank the public for all the information they have provided throughout this investigation and I hope today’s arrests reassure the community.

”I’d also like to thank our colleagues at Merseyside police for assisting us with today’s warrants.

“The investigation will continue and I would urge anyone who has any information to come forward either via 101 or Crimestoppers.”

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