At 2am on Sunday 12 August officers were called to reports of an incident outside Bank Chambers on High Street, Runcorn.
Officers attended the scene and found that that a 28-year-old local man had been assaulted.
The victim was taken to Warrington District General Hospital to be assessed; he has since been discharged and is currently recovering at home.
A 22-year-old man from Runcorn was arrested at the scene in relation to the incident.
Ben Smith, of Greenbridge Close, Runcorn, has since been charged with Assault by beating. Smith has been bailed and is set to appear at North Cheshire Magistrates’ on 30 August 2018.