Posted on 26th June 2018
We are appealing for witnesses to what we believe to be two violent assaults in quick succession, both in the Swadlincote area.
At around 7pm on Monday, June 25, we were called to Midland Road due to concerns for a 31-year-old man with facial injuries who we believe to have been assaulted.
At around 2.20pm today, a second man was located on North Street with injuries suggesting he had been struck with a blunt instrument, possibly a hammer.
The incident may have taken place somewhere nearby, perhaps in the neighbouring village of Woodville. He received treatment from ambulance staff.
Inspector Kate Bateman said: “We are determined to find out who was responsible for these shocking acts of violence and are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.
“We believe the two incidents to be linked and that social media may have played a part in inciting them.
“Anyone getting involved in these online conversations, I urge you to stop it as you too may well be breaking the law.”
If you have any information, call us on 101 quoting reference numbers 901-250618 (first incident) and 496-260618 (second incident).
Alternatively, send us a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
Alternatively you can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.