Man remains in custody following Sheffield assault

A 23-year-old man remains in custody this evening following an incident on Savile Street in which two people were injured. 

Emergency services were called to the Tesco store just after 1.30pm earlier today (Tuesday 19 March), following reports that a man had assaulted a 58-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man with a screwdriver inside the store. 

Their injuries were initially thought to be serious and both were taken to hospital. They have since been treated for superficial facial injuries. 

The man was detained by staff at the store and remains in custody, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Chief Superintendent Stuart Barton, district commander for Sheffield, has praised Tesco staff who detained the man until police arrived. 

He said: “Staff inside the store acted incredibly quickly, giving immediate medical attention to the man and woman who were injured. 

“Other staff members then detained the offender, removing the screwdriver from him, ensuring he couldn’t leave the store before police arrived. They were incredibly brave in doing so and I’d like to extend my thanks to them for the prompt action they took.”

The store remains closed at this time as enquiries are carried out.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 435 of 19 March 2019.


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