Image released of potential witness to Sawley assault

Alert message sent 01/02/2019 14:16:00

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Detectives investigating an assault that left a man with a broken jaw have released an image of a man who they believe may have witnessed the assault.

On Friday, January 11 it was reported that a 50-year-old man had been assaulted in the Wilmot Street area of Sawley between 7.20pm and 7.40pm.

The victim required hospital treatment after the incident and, as well as sustaining facial injuries, he also lost a tooth.

Detective Constable Andy Hardy, officer in the case said: “Following our initial appeal for witnesses last week, we now believe that the man pictured may have been a witness to this assault.

“We are treating this man purely as a witness and would like to speak to him about what he may have seen that evening.

“It is understood that the man in the image also has a small dog, which was with him at the time.

“If you are the man in the photo, or you recognise him, please do get in touch as we believe he may be able to assist with our enquiries.”

If you do have information which may assist, please contact us quoting reference number 19*17292 and the name of the officer in the case, Detective Constable Andy Hardy.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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Carole Woodall (Police, Communications Administrator, Derbyshire)

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