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Appeal for witnesses after serious town centre assault

July 20, 2021
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A man suffered serious head injuries after an assault in a town centre.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was hurt during a disturbance in Toothill Lane, Mansfield, at around 2.30am on Sunday morning.

He remains in hospital and is said to be in a serious but stable condition.

A 24-year-old man was arrested this morning (Tuesday) on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and remains in police custody.

Detectives are working to understand what happened and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Matthew Dumbrell, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a very serious assault that has left a young man in hospital with potentially life-altering injuries.

“We believe that this incident was witnessed by various members of the public – some of whom may be known to the person or people responsible.

“I want those people to know that this incident has had very serious consequences and I encourage them to do the right thing and come forward with any information they may have.

“We would be particularly like to speak to anybody who may have mobile phone footage of what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 126 of 18 July. Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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