Man arrested after hammer attack in Worksop

A man has been arrested after a woman was attacked with a hammer in a Nottinghamshire town.

The 25-year-old woman was attacked while walking on her own along Plantation Hill, in Worksop, at about 04:00 BST on Sunday.

The woman sustained head injuries but is out of hospital and recovering at home. Her Apple iPhone was stolen.

The 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in police custody.

Detectives want to talk to two men who were in a pale blue Volkswagen Polo, near the bottom of Kilton Hill, who spoke to the woman at around 03:40 BST.

Nottinghamshire Police also want to trace two other people seen on CCTV, who stopped opposite the One Stop convenience store in Kilton Hill at about 03:45 BST.

Det Insp Ash Wilson said: "This was a very serious and highly unusual incident. It is very rare that something of this nature should occur anywhere in Nottinghamshire."

He added that there will be a more visible presence of uniformed officers in the area.

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