POLICE have confirmed they arrested a man in connection with two suspected assaults after they were called to a McDonald's restaurant at the weekend.

Officers had initially said they had received concerns over a "medical episode".

However, police have now disclosed more details about the incident.

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At around 5.20pm on Saturday, officers were called to Earle Street, Newton-le-Willows to reports of a man acting suspiciously in the area.

It is understood police had reports of someone knocking on doors and behaving in a peculiar manner.

A man was found in McDonald's and allegedly assaulted a police officer and a member or the public, and was detained.

Officers arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the incident.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: "A 29-year-old man from St Helens was arrested on suspicion of affray; assault occasioning actual bodily harm; and assault by beating, and taken to a police station for questioning.

"He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries."