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Witnesses sought to alleged robbery at Elvaston Castle

Posted on 4th July 2018

We are appealing for witnesses following reports of a terrifying attack on a footpath near to Elvaston Castle.

A 42-year-old man was approached by two men at around 6pm on Bank Holiday Monday, May 28.

He was allegedly beaten up and had his face slashed with a silver blade during the incident. A gold chain, a watch and a quantity of cash were reported stolen.

The man carrying the blade is described as white, aged 20-25, approximately 5ft 7ins tall with a slim build. He has short, shaved, light brown hair and was wearing a grey t-shirt.

The other man is described as white, approximately 5ft 3ins tall with brown hair and a larger build than his companion. We believe he was wearing distinctive red coloured trousers.

The exact location of the incident was on the footpath directly across the river from the Kuehne and Nagel distribution site, situated on the periphery of the Elvaston Castle grounds. The entry to the path is pictured.

The entrance to the footpath is off the B5010 shortly after the bridge over the River Derwent.

If you witnessed the assault, or have any information, please call Police Investigator Jason Beardsley on 101 quoting reference number 18000244474.

Alternatively, send her 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.