The attack happened at Black Rock, near Cromford. Photo: William M. Connolley CC-BY-SA-3.0

The attack happened at Black Rock, near Cromford. Photo: William M. Connolley CC-BY-SA-3.0

Police are appealing for information after a group of climbers was attacked by a large group of youths.

Three climbers were tackling a routes on Black Rock near Cromford last week when the incident happened.

The group of about 15, aged between 15 and 20, began spitting and shouting abuse at the climbers last Tuesday, 30 June. Cans, stones and branches were thrown at them.

PC Chad Fullerton of Derbyshire Constabulary said: “As objects were thrown, one of the climbers was hit on the head but thankfully he was uninjured.
“We are asking anyone who may have witnessed the disorder or who may have seen large group of boys in the area at the time of the incident, to get in touch.”

Police said they believe some of the youths drove off in a silver coloured hatchback.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact PC Fullerton on 101, quoting crime number 28007/15.

Alternatively members of the public can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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