Man left seriously injured after Rotherham assault

Date published: 08 April 2019 16:04
Dated: 08 April 2019 12:56:08

Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured in the Whiston area of Rotherham.

At around 10.50pm yesterday (Sunday 7 April), police received reports that a 25-year-old man had been attacked and his car stolen on East Bawtry Road.

It was reported that the man was travelling alone in a white Mercedes when he briefly pulled over close to the junction with Lease Gate Road.

As he got out of his vehicle, it was reported that he was approached by a group of unknown men and attacked with a metal weapon.

The men, who got out of a dark-coloured vehicle, then left the scene in the victim’s Mercedes.

The victim was taken to hospital with a life-changing arm injury. He remains in a serious but stable condition.

An investigation is underway and officers are currently following a number of lines of enquiry including reviewing CCTV and house-to-house visits.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 985 of April 7 2019, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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