BREAKING: Armed police make two arrests on major Sheffield road after fatal shooting

Aseel Al-Essaie
Aseel Al-Essaie

Armed police officers pulled over and surrounded a vehicle carrying two suspects wanted over the murder of a Sheffield man today.

They stopped a mini bus travelling along The Parkway towards Sheffield city centre, with passing motorists claiming guns were aimed at the vehicle.

The bus was pulled over close the the Capita building at the junction with Derek Dooley Way.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman has revealed that the operation was carried out as part of the investigation into the murder of 23-year-old Aseel Al-Essaie, who was gunned down in Sheffield earlier this month.

He was shot in his chest in Daniel Hill, Upperthorpe, and died in hospital a short time later.

Before today's new arrests, five others had been quizzed over the death - one on suspicion of murder, three on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and one on suspicion of assisting offenders.

They are all on bail.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Police activity on the A61 Sheffield Parkway earlier today, where a vehicle was stopped by officers, is connected to the ongoing murder investigation into the death of Aseel Al-Essaie in Sheffield.

"Two people have been arrested in connection with this incident and are in police custody."