APPEAL: Man attacked with baseball bat in Ilkeston

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked with a baseball bat in Ilkeston.

At 9.20pm on Sunday, January 7, a 43-year-old man was walking along a pathway between Duke Street and Ebenezer Street when he was attacked by a group of men.

The victim was hit with a baseball bat and had the outer part of his coat slashed with a sharp object, before he was robbed of a quantity of cash.

He sustained serious facial injuries and was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and released under investigation.

Detective Constable, Jennifer Casey said: “We’d like to hear from anyone who was in Duke Street or Ebenezer Street, or neighbouring areas, around the time of this incident.

“We’re also keen to speak to anyone who may have CCTV footage covering this area. If you have any information you feel is relevant please call me on 101, quoting reference number 18000010622.”