Man remains in critical condition after Buxton assault

Mr Peacock was found outside the London Road Inn.
Mr Peacock was found outside the London Road Inn.

A man remains in a critical condition in hospital after an assault in Buxton.

At about 10.30pm on Saturday, paramedics and police were called to reports of a man unconscious in the street outside the London Road Inn.

The 53-year-old had suffered a serious head injury and was taken to hospital in Salford.

Two Buxton men, aged 41 and 49, were arrested on suspicion of assault.

They have been questioned and released on bail pending further enquiries.

A Derbyshire police spokesman said: “Officers believe the victim may have been involved in an argument with a group of men and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 825 of September 12, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.