Two arrested in connection with Sheffield incident

Two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with a reported stabbing yesterday evening (Monday 12 November).

Emergency services were called at around 7.20pm following reports a 16-year-old boy had been stabbed at the taxi rank in the car park near Next, at Meadowhall Shopping Centre.

The teenager was taken to hospital to be treated for suspected stab injuries to his leg. He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Two 16-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of wounding and are in police custody this morning (Tuesday 13 November).

Detective Inspector Jamie Henderson from Sheffield CID said: “I appreciate that last night’s incident will have been upsetting and rather shocking for those who were at the shopping centre last night.

“I’d like to reassure you that from our initial enquiries so far, we believe this to be an isolated, targeted incident that took place inside a taxi.

“We’re grateful to the security staff at the shopping centre for their support yesterday evening, as well as to the members of the public who have come forward to help with our investigation.”

Witnesses to the incident are asked to call 101 quoting incident number 809 of 12 November 2018.

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