Police are investigating after a man was found in the street on Saturday evening (May 14) with unexplained injuries.

The man had been taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital after being discovered in Pipers Lane, Hoole, following an incident between 9.30pm and 9.45pm.

He had suffered bruising to the left hand side of his body and needed to checked over by medics.

Detectives are currently investigating the circumstances of the incident which was reported in the early hours of Sunday morning and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

DC Rob Marshall said: “Enquiries are ongoing at this time. I am appealing to anyone who was in the Pipers Lane area between 9.30pm and 9.45pm on Saturday 14th May and may have witnessed what happened – or the events leading up to it – to contact us immediately.

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“At this time we are keeping an open mind as to the cause of the injury. We are trying to establish exactly what has happened and whether a crime has taken place and there was any third party involvement.“I am particularly keen to trace three people who were believed to have been in the area around that time – and I would urge them to come forward.”

The man has subsequently been discharged from hospital.

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is urged to call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 89, of May 15. Information can also be passed on anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

The incident took place just a few hours before a partially sighted man was attacked and robbed in Alder Grove in Hoole at 1am on Sunday.