A 50-year-old man has been arrested in relation to a Bank Holiday Monday knife attack in Shirebrook.
Derbyshire police said the suspect was from the Shirebrook area and was arrested at around 6pm on Tuesday.
Police were called to the town’s Market Place at around 6.40pm to a report of a fight on Monday.
Witnesses said that a brawl had broken out between two men earlier in the day, spilling out onto the street from a bookmakers.
The 42-year-old victim was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where he underwent surgery for a chest wound.
In a statement Derbyshire police said: “Officers investigating an assault at Shirebrook on Monday May 25th have arrested a suspect.
“A 50-year-old Shirebrook man was detained shortly after 6pm last night (Tuesday May 26) in the town and he remains in police custody.
“Officers were called at 6.40pm on Monday to a report of a fight. When they arrived they found that a 42-year-old man was being treated by paramedics. He was later taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where he underwent surgery for a chest wound. He remains in hospital.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact Detective Sergeant Ryan Finnegan on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.