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Man charged following reports of an assault at a Belper bar

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A man has been charged following reports of an assault at a bar in Belper.

It is after officers were called just after 9.35pm on Saturday 16 September to King Street, Belper, following reports a man had been assaulted while they were at Monk Bar.

An ambulance was called, and the man was taken to hospital for treatment for an injury to his stomach.

Rees Lomas, of King Street, Belper, was arrested on Sunday 17 September and the 26-year-old has been charged with wounding with intent and possession of suspected Class A and Class B drugs.

He was remanded into custody and is due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court today (Monday 18 September).

Inspector Sarah Shaw, who is in charge of policing in the Amber Valley area, said: “We understand that the community may feel shocked and concerned following two serious but separate assaults in Belper during the same day.

“I want to reassure people living in the Belper area that crimes like this are rare in the town, and at this time we do not think there is any link or ongoing risk to members of the public.”

Insp. Shaw added: “Officers are carrying out patrols following the incidents this weekend for reassurance, and I would urge anyone with any concerns to speak to them.”

Anyone with any further information relating to the incident should contact us on the non-emergency details below quoting reference 23*577695:

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity CrimeStoppers, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting the CrimeStoppers website 

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