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Alsager air rifle shooting: Man critically ill

A man is "critically ill" in hospital after being shot in the head with an air rifle in Cheshire.

Police were called to an address in Moorhouse Avenue, Alsager, at 20:50 BST on Sunday, where a 19-year-old man was found with a head wound.

A local man, 20, was arrested on suspicion of a serious assault.

A 18-year-old local man and a woman, 18, from Rode Heath, were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

All three have been released on police bail.

Police said they believed the incident had taken place within the Moorhouse Avenue address and the victim remained in a "critical but stable" condition in hospital.

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