THREE more people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a machete attack in Worcester.

A 21-year-old, 23-year-old and 25-year-old, all from Worcester, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and are currently in police custody.

Meanwhile three men we reported on earlier, a 22-year-old man and a 28-year-old man, both from Worcester, as well as a 30-year-old from Sparkhill, Birmingham - who also were arrested on attempted murder - remain in police custody, police have said this morning.

The arrests are in connection with an incident that took place in Wylds Lane, Worcester, between 11pm on Saturday, November 23, and 1am on Sunday, November 24.

A 22-year-old man sustained potentially life changing injuries and he is currently in a stable condition in hospital.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Wall said: “I would like to reassure the community we have now made six arrests in connection with an assault that occurred in Wylds Lane, Worcester over the weekend.

"The individuals remain in custody, while we continue to progress our enquiries.

“Thank you to members of the public that have helped us with our enquiries.

"The investigation is ongoing and I would like to take this opportunity to ask anyone who may have seen or heard anything in relation to the incident that we would welcome your information – no matter how small.

"You can report this either by visiting Worcester Police Station, calling 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

The victim has been treated in hospital for his injuries. The Worcester News has seen photographs of the alleged victims injuries, that showed the victim's hand with a deep gash near the knuckles, that appeared to have cut very deeply into three of his figures.

Another photograph of the alleged victim's face also showed a stitched cut just below his left eye.

The attack, which happened outside St John's Ambulance in Wyld's Lane and near two city primary schools, has caused shock and revulsion throughout the community.

Police have also stepped up patrols in the area in recent days.