Detectives investigating a stabbing in the Batemoor area of Sheffield at lunchtime today are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed the incident to please come forward.
At around 12.25pm, a report was made to police that a man had been stabbed in the street on Batemoor Place, before making his way, injured, on to Batemoor Close.
Officers attended and a scene was established, while the injured man, 30-years-old, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
He remains in hospital this afternoon where his condition is now described as critical but stable.
Investigating, Detective Sergeant Jamie Henderson said: “We are in the very early stages of this investigation, however we do believe this was a targeted attack and we are already following up various lines of enquiry.
“At this stage it’s thought two men described as black and wearing dark coloured clothing, chased the victim down the street before attacking him and fleeing the scene.
“There will be a high visibility police presence in the area throughout the evening and the coming days to offer reassurance to the local community, and I would ask anyone who may have been in the area, from around 12pm until 12.30pm, to please come forward.
“I would also ask anyone who may have been travelling through the area and has a dash cam in their car, or perhaps believes they may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour around the time of the attack, to also please get in contact with us. The smallest piece of information could prove vital to the investigation.”
Please call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 395 of 17 April 2018, if you can help.
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