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.”
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