Nine men have been arrested and bailed after a man was hospitalised with serious injuries after he was assaulted in Inkersall.
They heard footsteps behind them and the group began assaulting the man, kicking and punching him. The 20-year-old suffered head and facial injuries. He has now been discharged from hospital.
A man in a BMW stopped to help the victim and police are trying to trace him in case he has information which could help the inquiry.
Eight men have been arrested in connection with the assault and released on bail.
Anyone with information should call DC Angela Dawson on 101, quoting reference 16000293768, or contact her online by visiting the ‘Contact Us’ section of the police website at: www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.