Third arrest in connection with Rotherham assault

Date published: 08 February 2019 16:24
Dated: 08 February 2019 16:21:35

A third person has been arrested in connection with the assault of a man in Rotherham earlier this week.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder today (Friday 8 February) and remains in police custody.

At around 6.25pm on Monday 4 February, emergency services were called to Midland Road, at the junction with Garden Street, Rotherham.

On arrival, a 39-year-old man was found with life-threatening injuries. He remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Two other men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, an 18-year-old man and a 37-year-old man, have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Temporary Detective Inspector Andy Knowles said: “Our enquiries continue in earnest to understand what happened to our victim on Monday evening.

“We know that there were a number of people in the area that evening and this assault took place on a roundabout on Midland Road, so there were likely cars travelling through the area at the same time.

“We’re really keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the assault, as the information you hold may be vital. If you saw anything, or think you might have some dashcam footage from your vehicle, please get in touch.”

Please call 101 quoting incident number 666 of 4 February 2019. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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