Three arrested after attack on Derbyshire cycle trail

Police say three teengaers have been arrested after an attack at a Derbyshire cycle trail

Monday, 10th May 2021, 7:14 am
Officers are appealing for information about the incident
Officers are appealing for information about the incident

Detectives are appealing for information after a teenager was allegedly assaulted on the path in Kirk Hallam.

Paramedics and police were called to part of the Nutbrook Trail as it passes beneath Ladywood Road up towards Ilkeston, at about 9.20pm on Saturday 8 May.

A 17-year-old boy was found injured and was taken for treatment to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he remains.

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Two boys aged 14 and 15, and a 19-year-old man, have been arrested in connection with the alleged assault.

Detective Inspector Steve Bruce, who is overseeing the investigation this evening, said: “I appreciate that this incident may cause alarm in the local community but I would like to reassure people that we believe it to be isolated.

“We are in the early stages of our investigation and have a number of people we want to speak to in relation to it.

“That work will continue into the night and I would urge witnesses or anyone who can help us with it, to get in touch.”

Anyone who can help should contact police, quoting reference 20*253955.

Facebook – send officers a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary

Twitter – direct message the force contact centre on @DerPolContact

Website – complete the online contact form which can be found at www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

Phone – yoiu can call police on 101.

You can also give information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111.