Police appeal for witnesses after “serious” assault in Buxton

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Officers investigating a serious assault in Buxton have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

Police were called at 3.20pm yesterday afternoon (Sunday, July 24) to Spring Gardens where a 52-year-old local man was being treated by paramedics.

He had allegedly been assaulted on Concert Place and again on the Market Place.

He suffered serious arm injuries and was taken to Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport where he underwent surgery.

A 35-year-old local man, who is known to the victim, was arrested a short time later and remains in police custody.

Anyone who witnessed either assault should contact Detective Constable Paul Flint on 101, quoting reference number 16000206643 or send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of the police website: www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us<http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us>

People can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online www.crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/<http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/>