Murder investigation launched in Sheffield

Date published: 24 May 2018 21:53
Dated: 24 May 2018 22:52:37

A murder investigation has been launched after a 15-year-old boy has died in hospital following an incident this evening in the Lowedges area of Sheffield.

Reports were received at around 7.50pm tonight (Thursday, 24 May), that a 15-year-old boy had been stabbed on Lowedges Road.

He was taken to hospital but died just after 8.50pm. His family have been informed and specially trained officers are supporting them.

The investigation is in its very early stages, with a scene currently established and a number of roads closed in the surrounding area while initial enquiries and analysis takes place to ascertain the exact circumstances of the incident.

Sheffield Commander, Chief Superintendent Stuart Barton, has said this evening: “I fully understand the concern, alarm and fear that our local communities will have on hearing of this crime.

“I want to offer my utmost reassurance that we are treating this incident as an immediate priority, with a vast number of officers and resources already deployed into the investigation and an absolute determination to apprehend those responsible.

“My thoughts are with the young man’s family at this devastating time, and while the investigation is in the early stages, I would ask anyone who may able to assist with any information to please make contact with us.

“There will be a visible police presence in the area throughout the night and over the coming days and I would encourage anyone with any worries to please make contact with us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 829 of 24 May 2018.

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