Lancashire

Ormskirk man, 44, held after attempted machete attack

A man who tried to attack another man with a machete has been detained under the Mental Health Act, police said.

Officers were called to Ruff Lane in Ormskirk, Lancashire, at 08:00 BST after reports of an alleged attack.

A 44-year-old man from the town was detained before being taken to a secure mental health unit.

Staff and students at the nearby Edge Hill University were advised to stay away from the area during the incident, in which nobody was injured.

Police blocked the road between Mill Street and the back entrance to Ormskirk Hospital.

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