Senior detective appeals following series of linked incidents in Sheffield

Sheffield’s Crime Manager is appealing for information following a number of incidents that occurred in the Nether Edge area over the Easter weekend.

The incidents are all being treated as linked and extensive enquiries are ongoing to identify those involved.

The first incident occurred at around 2.35pm on Thursday 18 April, when a 34-year-old man reported that he had been assaulted on South View Road and the windows of his vehicle smashed.

The man was taken to hospital to be treated for a stab wound to his head. He was discharged following treatment.

Four men, described as being in their 20s, are said to have been involved. They are thought to have left the area in an Audi A3, heading towards Montgomery Road.

A 19-year-old man from Sheffield has been arrested in connection to the incident and remains in custody at this time.

The second incident occurred at around 11.10pm last night (Monday 22 April), when two men, aged 18 and 26, suffered stab wounds during an altercation on Abbeydale Road. Both remain in hospital at this time and their conditions are described as stable.

The second two incidents occurred in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 23 April). At around 2.50am shots were fired at a house on Edgedale Road, causing damage to a window. No one was injured in the incident.

Shortly after, it was reported that windows of a property in South View Road had been smashed.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Etheridge, Crime Manager for Sheffield, said: “Firstly, I would like to reassure the local community that extensive enquiries are ongoing in relation to these four incidents, which we are treating as linked. We are reviewing CCTV footage of the above areas mentioned, in addition to speaking to witnesses and those victims who will engage with us.

“There will be an increased policing presence in the area throughout the rest of the day and into the evening, with a dedicated patrol plan in place over the coming week.

“We are working hard to ascertain the exact circumstances surrounding each incident but we do believe they involve the same offenders.

“I’d encourage anyone with information or concerns to speak to an officer or contact us directly. You can pass information to us on 101 or to Crimestoppers anonymously quoting incident number 84 of 23 April 2019.”


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