Posted on 2nd March 2018
We’re appealing for witnesses after a serious assault on a 51-year old man yesterday evening (Thursday, March 1).
At around 5.20pm the man was punched from behind and knocked to the ground, following a verbal altercation with a group of youths in Cromford Road. He was then beaten further and left with serious injuries.
Following the incident he was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital, where he remains.
DS Craig Walker said, “This was a nasty and merciless assault that left the victim requiring hospital treatment for his injuries.
“We are urging members of the public to contact us if they have any information about the assault or if they noticed anything suspicious in the Cromford Road area yesterday evening.
“We would also like to hear from anyone who may have dash cam or CCTV footage that covers this location.”
DS Walker can be contacted by calling 101 and quoting reference number 18000097250.
Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.