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Man attacked at proposed travellers site in Merseyside

Police were called to Spurriers Lane Credit: ITV Granada

Police have been called to reports of an axe attack on a man at a proposed travellers site in Merseyside.

Officers arrived at Spurriers Lane in Melling at lunchtime to find a local resident had been injured and damage to cars.

Planning permission to build a travellers site on the green belt land were refused last month.

The alleged attack followed a protest at diggers turning up there.