Appeal after man knocked unconscious in Ripley assault

Police investigating an assault in Ripley where a man was knocked unconscious are appealing for witnesses.

Monday, 26th November 2018, 4:44 pm
Updated Monday, 26th November 2018, 4:50 pm
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101

The incident occurred on Nottingham Road at around 5.15am on Saturday November 17.

A 29-year-old man was walking home with friends when they passed a group of men and a verbal altercation ensued.

One of the men then punched the 29-year-old in the face causing him to fall to the ground and briefly lose consciousness. The incident is said to have occurred in the street somewhere between Association bar and Boyes department store.

The victim was taken to Royal Derby Hospital by ambulance where he was treated for injuries including a fractured jaw.

Anyone with any information, or who has CCTV installed in the area, is asked to contact police, quoting the reference number 18000555750 and the name of the officer in the case, PC Sean Davis, by calling 101, or via the online contact form

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.