Police cordoned off an alleyway in a Derbyshire town following reports of a 'stabbing'.
Pit Lane in Ripley was being patrolled 'at both ends' by officers and the walkway was closed to pedestrians this morning (Tuesday, July 16) said residents.
The alleyway re-opened at around 10am.
A Derbyshire Police spokesman said officers were called to the scene at 3.25am.
East Midlands Ambulance Service were also in attendance.
The police spokesman added: "The victim, a 27-year-old man from Ripley, was found at the end of the alleyway in Quenby Lane and was taken to hospital for treatment to what are believed to be minor injuries."