Police appeal for witnesses after assault leaves man with fractured skull

Posted on 17th June 2014

Police are appealing for information in connection with a city centre assault which saw the victim taken to hospital with a fractured skull.

The incident happened in Friar Gate, Derby, at about 2am on Saturday, June 14.

The 24-year-old victim was walking along with a group of friends when an argument broke out with two men.

One of the men punched the victim, who fell to the floor and banged his head. He was later taken to Royal Derby Hospital, where it was discovered he had a fractured skull.

The offender, who ran off towards Agard Street, was white, aged about 18 and of slim build with a thin face. He wore a white t-shirt with a grey or white motif on the front, dark jeans and a burgundy beanie-style hat.

The second man was white, aged 18 or 19, of large build, with long hair, and wore a dark blue beanie-style hat with a bobble, a blue top.

Detectives investigating the assault want to hear from witnesses or anyone with information in relation to it.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting crime reference 25100/14, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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