A WOMAN is in intensive care after an assault in Staveley.
The 32-year-old sustained serious injuries to her head and body after the attack on Chesterfield Road at 8pm on Thursday.
She is detained in the intensive care unit at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
A man, 40, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm.
Officers know there were several people in the area at the time and are appealing for them to come forward.
Det Sgt Paul Carrington said: “We believe some people tried to intervene when the woman was being assaulted and we think they may have been injured to. We’d like to speak to them and anyone else who has information.”
Witnesses should call 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.