Police are questioning a man on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident in Nantwich.
At 8.20pm on Sunday (25 July) emergency services were made aware of a man inside a flat on Arnold Street who had suffered severe injuries.
He was taken to hospital with injuries to his head, and he remains in a critical but stable condition.
A 42-year-old man was arrested at the address in connection with the incident on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in custody.
Detective Inspector Claire Jesson, from Crewe Local Policing Unit, said: “We are currently working very hard to establish the full circumstances of this incident.
“At this stage we believe the attack to have occurred at some time before 4.30pm. I am therefore encouraging anyone who was in the area of Arnold Street between 3pm and 4.30pm.
“The man has sustained horrific injuries to his head and he is currently in a critical but stable condition.
“We have been conducting a number of CCTV and house-to-house enquiries however I am keen to hear from anyone who has any information or saw any activity at the address before the attack took place.
“I know there will be people who may feel reticent to speak to police and therefore I would urge you to contact Crimestoppers anonymously.”
Local officers are patrolling the area and anyone who has any concerns is asked to speak to them.
If you have any information please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/. Information can also be provided by calling Cheshire Police on 101 or via https://www.cheshire.police.