Teenage cyclists sought as potential witnesses to Buxton assault
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Detectives investigating an assault in Buxton are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
The victim, a 48-year-old man, was in the McColls store in Spring Gardens when he was approached by two men and dragged out into the street and assaulted.
He became unconscious and sustained a wound to the back of his head. He was taken to Stepping Hill Hospital by ambulance and later transferred to Salford Royal Hospital where he remains undergoing treatment for serious injuries.
The incident happened at around 8.45pm on 21 September and officers are aware that a group of teenage boys were riding mountain bikes nearby at the time. It is believed that the teenagers may have witnessed the assault and could help with this investigation.
The teenagers, who were wearing cycling helmets with GoPros or cameras fixed to them, are being sought purely as potential witnesses to the assault.
If you were one of the group, or know someone who was, or if you have any other information which may assist please contact PC Jake Schofield quoting reference 21*550185.
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