DETECTIVES are hunting a member of a St Helens travelling family over a brutal machette attack.
Thomas Luke Maughan is wanted for questioning by police in Staffordshire in connection with the savage incident.
The victim also had his arm severed in the attack.
Maughan - known to several associates as Pretty Boy - also has link to the Stoke on Trent area and the wider travelling community.
His mugshot was featured on last night’s BBC Crimewatch programme.
Maughan is described as having an Irish travellers accent.
Anyone with any information should call Crimewatch Roadshow by email at CWR@bbc.co.uk or by phone on 08000 468 999.