Police investigating an alleged assault in South Normanton say no attack took place.
Officers were called to the incident outside the Premier Store, Market Place, just before 9pm on Sunday.
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Three men were arrested on suspicion of assault but officers say they are satisfied they were not involved and they have been released from custody.
A 32-year-old man who made the allegation remains in hospital but his injuries are not serious and are not as a result of being assaulted.
Police thanked everyone who contacted them with information and an inquiry into what happened will continue.