Man in critical condition following Ripley assault

Police appealing for information after a 21-year-old man was assaulted in Church Street, Ripley in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Officers were called just after 5am to report that a man had been attacked and was unconscious near to Wilko. East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended and the man was taken to Kingsmill hospital for treatment where he remains in a critical condition.

It is understood that the man may have been in the Association and Crib bars prior to the incident.

If you were in the area at the time and witnessed the incident, or have any other information which may assist officers with their enquiries, you should contact Derbyshire Police quoting reference 19*57411.

The force would especially like to hear from anyone who has CCTV installed in the area, or anyone who was driving nearby and has dash cam installed.

Any footage that may be of use to officers should be downloaded onto another device and safely kept for officers to view.

  • Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary

  • Twitter – direct message @DerPolContact

  • Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

  • Phone – call 101.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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