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A 57-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an alleged assault in Simmondley on Monday, 8 July.
The man, who is from Simmondley, was arrested as a direct result of a public response to our earlier appeal for information.
The appeal detailed a report from an 18-year-old man who had been walking along Penine Road at around 11.20pm when he was approached by a man who allegedly threatened and assaulted him with a sharp object believed to be a knife.
The victim sustained injuries to his face and back, but these are described as not life-changing or life-threatening.
The alleged attacker is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall and of slim build. He is thought to be in his mid-fifties and had slicked-back grey hair, a pronounced jaw and was clean shaven at the time. He was wearing a dark-coloured Umbro t-shirt with a white and orange diamond emblem on the front and a dark-coloured hoodie with grey on the sleeves.
Detective Constable Jane Cyples said: “I’d like to thank the local community in Simmondley for their response to our initial appeal for information.
“This information resulted in us arresting a man on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm.
“Following a thorough risk assessment, the man was released under investigation, whilst our enquiries into this alleged incident continue.
“A dedicated team of detectives are following up further lines of enquiry, and I would like to take this opportunity, once again, to encourage anyone who has any information about this incident to contact us quoting reference number 19000355803.”
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.