Posted on 25th February 2013
A man suffered serious facial injures when he was punched by a man following a football match.
The 40-year-old had been to a match at Pride Park Stadium with his two sons and as the family walked away from the ground, they noticed police officers telling a group of rowdy men to calm down.
As they walked through the Toys R Us car park, the 14-year-old boy told his dad that one of the men had punched him in the back of the head as they had walked past.
His father turned to the man to challenge him but a second man stepped forward and punched the victim in the face. He suffered a fractured eye socket and broken nose and required surgery.
The man who punched the boy is described as white, wearing a beige coat and glasses. The man who assaulted his dad is described as white with brown hair. He wore a brown Puffa-style jacket and glasses.
The incident happened at around 3.15pm on Saturday, January 19, after the Derby County Vs Nottingham Forest match.
Anyone with information should contact Operation Diamond, a specialist team of detectives who investigate serious assaults, on 101. Or you cal call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.