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Man left with double jaw fracture after Langley Mill footpath assault

Posted on 13th October 2017

Did you witness an unprovoked assault on a footpath in Langley Mill that left the victim with two fractures to his jaw?

It happened on a path that leads from the A608 Station Road next to St Andrew’s Church, past the industrial estate and up towards Laceyfields Road, Heanor.

A 29-year-old man was walking along the path in the Heanor direction when a man walking the other way punched him in the face.

The victim suffered two fractures on the left-hand side of his jaw and needed hospital treatment.

Since the assault – which happened between 8pm and 9pm on September 24 – our officers have been carrying out enquiries in the area and now want to issue a wider appeal for witnesses.

Unfortunately we don’t have a description of the offender due to it being dark at the time of the offence.

If you saw the offence take place or you have any information that could help, call PC Andy Brooks on 101, quoting reference 17000429224.

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

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.