Cops probe assault after ‘chain attack’

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POLICE are appealing for information after a 35 year-old man was assaulted outside a pub in Somercotes.

The assault happened between 6.30pm and 7.30pm, on Saturday, outside the Royal Tiger Inn, on Nottingham Road.

A police spokesman said the victim was struck on the head with what is believed to have been a metal chain. He was taken to hospital for treatment and was later released.

The offender is described as a white man, about 5ft 11in tall, about 30-years-old and of heavy build. He was wearing a dark-coloured vest and had a thick chain around his neck.

Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.