Murder investigation launched in Sheffield

Date published: 18 September 2021 12:52
Dated: 18 September 2021 13:51:34

An investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed in Sheffield City Centre yesterday afternoon (17 September).

Police were called at around 4:30pm to reports that a man in his 20s was stabbed in High Street, suffering serious injuries.

Officers attended the scene and despite their best efforts and that of ambulance staff, the victim sadly died from his injuries at 5:15pm.

Officers arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Murphy said: “There is an increased police presence in Sheffield City Centre today as we continue our investigation. Officers remain at the scene and are carrying out additional patrols as they conduct their enquiries.

“If you have any concerns, please do go and speak to them- they are there to help and support you.

“We remain keen to hear from anyone who was in the city centre yesterday who might have witnessed what happened.

“If you were in the area at the time, if you saw what happened or if you think you may have CCTV or dashcam footage, please call 101 quoting incident number 585 of 17 September.

“Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.”

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