Police move to reassure public after man charged with attempted murder in Chesterfield

Police have moved to reassure residents after a young man was allegedly stabbed through a car window in Chesterfield - resulting in a suspect being charged with attempted murder.

Wednesday, 11th July 2018, 4:56 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:07 pm
Police are still appealing for witnesses after last week's incident.

Mark Hill, 37, of Princess Street, Brimington, allegedly stabbed the 26-year-old man on Sheffield Road shortly before 10pm last Thursday.

Police said the alleged victim - who was sat in the passenger seat of a black Vauxhall Astra which was parked outside Asda - was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to hospital by ambulance.

His injuries were initially described as life-threatening but his condition has since stabilised, according to officers.

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The alleged stabbing happened outside Asda in Chesterfield.

The alleged victim has not yet been publicly identified.

Mr Hill appeared at Chesterfield magistrates' court on Monday and had his case committed to Derby Crown Court for a further hearing on August 6.

Mr Hill, who has not yet entered a plea to the attempted murder charge, was remanded in custody until his next court appearance.

He has also been charged with two thefts and one count of possessing a knife in a public place but has also not submitted pleas in relation to these alleged offences.

Officers are appealing for witnesses but said they believe the incident to be 'isolated' and reassured the public.

Detective Constable Gavin Hooton, of Derbyshire Constabulary, said: "I'd like to thank everybody who shared our appeal for information from the public.

"The investigation has moved quickly since we issued that appeal on Friday, culminating in the identification, arrest and charging of a suspect.

"We all wish the injured man a full and speedy recovery.

"We remain keen to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or who may have information about the circumstances that led to it.

"Also, if your dash cam captured footage containing a man and a woman on foot between 9.15pm and 10pm, please download it, securely save it and come forward - as that too could assist our investigation."

One Sheffield Road business owner, who did not wish to be identified, said: "I heard lots of sirens and wondered what was going on.

"You don't expect this type of thing to happen in this area.

"Let’s hope the young man makes a full recovery very soon."

Anyone with information about the incident should call Derbyshire Constabulary on 101, quoting reference 18000314055 and Detective Constable Gavin Hooton's name.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.