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Witness appeal following serious assault in Ripley

Alert message sent 11/10/2019 15:21:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary


Officers investigating the assault of a 24-year-old man in Ripley are asking for witnesses to the incident to come forward.

The incident took place close to the Cock Inn on Church Street at around 1am on Saturday, 5 October.

The victim was allegedly assaulted by two men – one smashed a glass over his head and he was then kicked and punched to the head and body. The two men then ran off in the direction of Grosvenor Road.

The victim lost consciousness and suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries which require hospital treatment. He is now recovering at home.

A 19-year-old man from Alfreton was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault and has been released on police bail.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the assault, or has any information about the incident that can help our investigation.

They would also like to hear from any drivers who were in the area and may have dashcam footage of the incident or the two men leaving the scene.

Anyone with any information that can help should contact Derbyshire police using any of below methods with reference 19*535246:
  • Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
  • Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
  • Website – complete the online contact form derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
  • Phone – call us on 101.
You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.
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Rebecca Malpass (Police, Content and Social Media Officer, Media team)

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