ALFRETON: Man critically ill after assault

A man is critically ill in hospital following an assault in Alfreton.

Police were called to the Job Centre, King Street, at around 10am on Thursday, January 31 following reports of an altercation.

A 39-year-old man suffered serious injuries during the incident and was taken by paramedics to Kingsmill Hospital.

He was later transferred to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where he remains in a critical condition.

A 24-year-old man, who is known to the victim, has been arrested in connection with the assault and is currently in police custody.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Amber Valley CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.