Police investigate baseball bat attack on teenager in Derbyshire village

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses.
Police have issued an appeal for witnesses.

Detectives have issued an appeal for witnesses following a serious assault on a teenager.

The 16-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital following the incident in Middleton-by-Wirksworth on Tuesday evening.

Officers were called to an address in the village at 9.40pm following reports that a boy had suffered a head injury.

The boy reported he had been assaulted with a baseball bat earlier that evening in the Millennium Gardens.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

Detective Sergeant Toby Fawcett-Greaves, from Derbyshire police, said: “I am appealing to anyone who was in the area of Millennium Gardens in Middleton-by-Wirksworth on the evening of Tuesday November 13 to contact us.

“This is a serious assault where the victim remains in a life threatening condition and we are particularly keen to identify anyone that may have been in the area at the time.”

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.