Serious assault at Racecourse in Chaddesden - this is what we know so far

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A man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries following a serious assault in Chaddesden.

Police were called to the Racecourse, off Berwick Avenue, at 11pm last night (Tuesday) and arrived to see a man with serious injuries.

Part of the Racecourse has been cordoned off this morning close to Derwent Community Primary School - though the school has not been affected in anyway.

Police are investigating a serious assault in Chaddesden

Police are investigating a serious assault in Chaddesden

A police statement reads: "Officers have launched an investigation after a man was left with life-threatening injuries.

"We were called last night at 11pm to reports of an assault on Race Course Park off of Berwick Avenue, Chaddesden.

"When officers arrived a man was found with life threatening injuries and was taken to the Queens Medical Centre where he remains in a critical condition.

"It is thought that the man’s attacker was known to him."

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information should call Detective Sergeant Vanessa Burns on 101 quoting reference number 17000495844.