Two in court charged in connection to knife-related incidents

Two men are due in court today charged in connection to incidents in Sheffield earlier this week, where two victims were injured with a knife.
 
At around 1am on Tuesday 11 September, emergency services were called to Corporation nightclub on Milton Street, following a report that an 18-year-old man had been stabbed while inside the venue.
 
He was taken to hospital for treatment, where he currently remains in a stable condition.
 
Cornell Hirst-Johnson, 21, of Horner Close, Sheffield, will appear before Sheffield Magistrate’s Court today (Thursday 13 September), remanded and charged with wounding with intent and threatening a person with an offensive weapon, in connection to the incident.
 
At around 7.20am yesterday morning (Wednesday 12 September), police received a call from a taxi driver on Spital Hill, Burngreave, reporting being the victim of a robbery.
 
Later that morning, just after 8.40am, police received a call from a 38-year-old man on Gower Street, reporting that he had been stabbed. He was taken to hospital to be treated for a slash wound to his chest and has since been released.
 
Awill Ahmed, 24, of Sicey Avenue, Sheffield has since been charged and remanded in connection to both incidents. He will appear before Sheffield Magistrate’s Court this morning, charged with robbery, wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.
 
The two incidents are not linked.
 
South Yorkshire Police are committed to tackling knife crime and continue to raise awareness through the #DropTheKnife campaign. Follow #DropTheKnife on Twitter and Facebook to learn more.