Teen punched in late night attack

A teenager was punched in the face during a late night attack in Belper.

The 18-year-old was walking with a friend on Marsh Lane when the pair were approached by another two men who started shouting and swearing. He challenged the men about their behaviour and was hit by one man.The assault took place some time between 11.30pm on Saturday, July 13 and 12.30am the following day, but police have only now released details in a bid to find witnesses. The suspect is described as being white, 5ft 9ins tall, with blonde hair and a short beard.

Anyone who has any information about the assault should ring 101 and ask for PC Andrew Cocking or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.