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Police appeal for witnesses after alleged assault at Markeaton Island, Derby

Posted on 17th April 2018
Markeaton Island

One of our officers is asking for possible witnesses to an alleged assault on the Markeaton traffic island in Derby earlier this month. 

The incident happened at around 2.45pm on Sunday, April 1, on the southbound carriageway of the A38 on the approach to the Markeaton island in Derby. 

The victim, a 44-year-old man from Belper, has reported that he was following a black Vauxhall Astra car along the A38, south bounds towards the island, as it was being driven erratically and breaking sharply in front of him. 

As he neared the island he overtook the car and when he was stationary at the traffic lights the driver of the Astra got out of his car, approached him and punched him twice in the face. 

The incident is being investigated by PC Mark Smith, who said: “I would obviously like to speak to the driver of the black Astra about the alleged assault and would ask that if any one saw the incident to make contact with me. 

“The victim attended hospital as a result of the injuries sustained in the assault and has suffered bruising to his face. 

“I would also ask that if you were driving down that stretch of road on Easter Sunday and you have a dashcam that you have a look through the footage to see if it has captured any of the described events.” 

The Astra car is described as being black, with side skirts and with a '52' registration plate. The only description of the driver was that he was a white man in his twenties and of a ‘large’ build. 

If you have any information about this incident please contact Mark on 101, quoting reference number 18000147435. 

Alternatively send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website HERE. 

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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