TWO men have been charged after a male suffered serious injuries in Barnton.

Officers were called to Oakwood Lane at around 12.30pm on Friday following reports of a disturbance.

On arrival officers discovered a man with serious injuries. His condition is described as stable.

Michael De Sousa, 33, and Jamie Gaunt, 28, both of Runcorn Road, were arrested and subsequently charged on suspicion of two counts of section 18 assault.

Both men appeared at Warrington Magistrates Court on Monday.

They have been remanded to appear at Chester Crown Court at a later date.