Appeal after alley attack

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an assault in South Normanton.

Details of the late-night incident on September 16 have only just been released by officers, who say a 27-year-old man was attacked on an alleyway between Hamlet Lane and Eastfield Drive.

He was set upon by a man after he refused to hand over his mobile phone, which was stolen during the attack.

The thug, who was with another man, was wearing black clothing and a black woolly hat.

A man has been arrested and interviewed in connection with the incident and released on bail.

Anyone with information should contact Derbyshire Police on 101.