Man has motorbike stolen after assault leaves him needing operation

Police tape in Harrogate
Police tape in Harrogate

A man was left needing an operation and had his motorbike stolen after an assault in Matlock.

Between Thursday, April 28 at 12pm and Friday, April 29 at 6.42am, the 26-year-old was assaulted after he left an address on Mettesford at 2am. He walked to Matlock Green Garage and was assaulted in between the locations.

The attack resulted in him having serious eye injuries and he was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital where he had an operation.

A motorcycle was also stolen from an address on Hazel Grove. The motorcycle is a red and black Hawk which has string around the wing mirror.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Buxton CID on 101 quoting crime number 18565/16.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.