Nottingham

New leads after TV appeal over Nottinghamshire assault

Neil Groves
Image caption Neil Groves has tattoos of birds on his arms and legs

Police say they are pursuing new lines of inquiry after a Crimewatch appeal over a man assaulted in his home.

A group forced their way into a house in Ley Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, and assaulted the 24-year-old victim on 1 May.

Three men have been charged following the attack but police are still looking for a 44-year-old man.

Officers said they received a number of calls, emails and texts after Wednesday's programme.

Severe injuries

A police spokesman said: "Thanks to the response we have had to our appeal for information about Neil Groves on the BBC Crimewatch UK programme last night, we have a number of new lines of inquiry to pursue.

"We are still keen to hear from anyone who may have any information about Groves, or who believes they may have seen him recently, and would urge them to contact us."

The victim suffered severe injuries and it is thought they could have long-term effects.

Three people have been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and will appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 15 October.

Neil Groves of Park Avenue, Mansfield Woodhouse, is described as white, slim, 5ft 5ins tall, with short dark brown hair.

He has several tattoos of birds on his arms and legs.

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