Detectives seek Alfreton attack witness

Police are trying to trace a woman who may have witnessed a serious attack which left a man with significant facial and eye injuries.

Saturday, 5th March 2016, 7:43 pm
Updated Saturday, 5th March 2016, 7:51 pm
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At around 7.20pm on Friday, March 4, police were called to High Street, Alfreton, following reports that a group of men had assaulted a man at the Blue Bell Inn outdoor smoking area.

It is thought that the 47-year-old was struck with some sort of implement in an unprovoked attack. He remains in hospital.

Witnesses have told police that there was a woman at the scene, using the nearby speed bank, who may have seen something but she left without leaving her details.

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Officers would like to speak to her in case she could help the inquiry.

A 22-year-old man from Swanwick has been arrested and remains in custody.

Anyone with information should call DC Adam Gascoigne on 101, quoting crime reference number 9889/16, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.