Police launch investigation into attempted murder

Date published: 18 June 2019 09:57
Dated: 23 April 2018 13:24:07

Police in Rotherham are appealing for information after a man was found with serious slash wounds.

At around noon yesterday (Sunday 22 April), it was reported that a 31-year-old man had been found seriously injured outside a property on St Mary’s View in Greasbrough.

The man was taken to hospital with serious slash wounds to his neck and left arm.

He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Two men – a 39-year-old and a 51-year-old, both from the Greasbrough area, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in police custody.

Officers have launched an investigation and are asking anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Mark Oughton said: “Enquiries are ongoing into this incident which left a man with horrific injuries.

“Although two people remain in custody, we believe there are other outstanding offenders.

“We are in the early stages of the investigation however we do believe this to be a targeted attack.

“We are asking anyone who was in the St Mary’s View area around the time of the incident to think whether they heard or saw anything suspicious.

“Officers remain at the scene this morning and as well as doing house-to-house enquiries, there will be increased patrols in the area.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 413 of April 22 2018.

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