Teenager seriously injured in alleged assault on Derbyshire cycle path


A teenager is in hospital following an alleged assault on the footpath of a Derbyshire cycle path.

Emergency services were called around 9:20 p.m. on Saturday evening to find an injured 17-year-old man on the Nutbrook Trail as he passes under Ladywood Road towards Ilkeston.

Police said three people – including two boys, aged 14 and 15, and the other a 19-year-old man – were arrested in connection with the incident.

Footage from yesterday’s scene revealed that police had recorded part of the Nutbrook trail and that an officer was guarding the site.

Details of the teenager’s condition are not known, but he was taken to Queen’s Medical Center in Nottingham for treatment.

The trail is a 10 mile route between Long Eaton and Heanor that takes riders and walkers through the 700 acre Shipley Country Park.

Officers are looking for witnesses to the alleged assault.

Detective Inspector Steve Bruce, who is overseeing the investigation, said: “I understand this incident may alarm the local community, but I would like to reassure people that we believe it is isolated.

“We’re in the early stages of our investigation and have a number of people we want to talk to about this.

“This work will continue into the night and I urge the witnesses or anyone who can help us do it, to make contact.”

Anyone with information should call Derbyshire Police on 101 or through the force’s social media citing reference number 20 * 253955.

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