A man has been arrested on suspicion of making an abusive homophobic remark towards a St Helens woman.
Police were called to Forrester Avenue in Thatto Heath at about 6pm on Saturday (March 15) after a woman reported that a man had got out of a car and verbally abused her.
Officers subsequently arrested a 46-year-old man from the Leeds area on suspicion of a homophobically aggravated public order offence.
The man was taken to a police station to be questioned before being released on bail pending further inquiries.
Anyone with information about the incident can call the police non-emergency number 101.