POLICE have arrested a Winsford man over a brawl in a pub which left an 82-year-old bystander with a head wound.

Officers were called to the Queens Arms, on Dene Drive, shortly after midnight on Tuesday, June 25, after a fight broke out between a group of younger men.

Police say they believe the injured 82-year-old man, who was taken to hospital, was 'innocent' and ‘caught in the cross fire’.

He has since been discharged and is now recovering at home.  

After releasing CCTV images of two men they'd like to talk to, police have confirmed a 40-year-old man came forward.

He was arrested on suspicion of affray at Northwich police station on Wednesday, June 26, and has since been released under investigation.

Enquiries to identify a second man are still ongoing, as officers believe he may be able to aid the investigation.

Detective Constable Kelly Mitchell, of Northwich CID, said: “We believe the victim was an innocent man who was simply caught in the crossfire, and we are committed to doing all we can to identify those responsible.

“As part of ongoing enquiries, we would like to hear from anyone who was in the pub at the time who believed they may have witnessed the incident.

“We’re particularly keen to hear from anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV images, as we believe he may be able to aid our investigation.

“I would urge anyone with any information, no matter how small, to contact the team here at Northwich on 101 quoting IML1855426 or visit www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us .”