Officers’ bravery praised after man arrested in Woodseats

Date published: 22 August 2018 11:17
Dated: 22 August 2018 12:09:22

A 50-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, affray and possession of a bladed weapon following an incident in a Sheffield car park.

At around 5.40pm yesterday (Tuesday 21 August), officers received reports that a man had been seen carrying a knife close to the Homebase store on Chesterfield Road in the Woodseats area.

When officers arrived at the scene, the man ran towards police officers who used a Taser to detain and arrest him.

Chief Superintendent Stuart Barton, District Commander for Sheffield, said: “I’m extremely proud of the officers involved in this incident who ran towards danger, putting the safety of others before themselves. Thankfully, due to their swift, brave and effective actions, nobody was injured but understandably, the incident has left the officers shaken and they’re receiving support from colleagues, senior officers and any appropriate services.

“This appears to be an isolated incident and it was brought to a conclusion very quickly but it’s another demonstration of the courageous efforts our local police are making to tackle those that carry knives.

“I’d like to thank those who alerted police to the incident. An investigation is underway into the circumstances and we’re encouraging anyone else with information to get in touch.”

The 50-year-old man arrested remains in custody today while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 760 of 21 August 2018.

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