Boy ‘stabbed’ in Sheffield city centre

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A teenage boy has been taken to hospital after a suspected stabbing in Sheffield city centre.

The 16-year-old suffered a ‘puncture wound’ to his side.

Nearby tram routes were closed as police taped off the crime scene at the top of Angel Street, near Castle Square, on Tuesday, at around 7.20pm.

Police said the boy’s injuries were not thought to be life-threatening and described his condition as ‘stable’.

A spokesman said: “Police were called to the top of Angel Street in Sheffield city centre following a report of a 16-year-old boy being injured.

“The boy was conscious and breathing when he was taken by ambulance to hospital to be treated for what is believed to be a puncture wound to his side.

“His condition is stable and his injury is not thought to be life-threatening.

“The pavement surrounding the scene was closed off for officers to investigate, which resulted in closing the tram lines nearby.”

Fire and ambulance crews also attended.

Bus and tram passengers reported disruption to transport and South Yorkshire Travel confirmed on Twitter that trams were taking alternative routes.

Police appealed for people in the area at around 7.20pm, or any witnesses to the incident, to come forward.

Call 101 quoting incident 1,057 of Tuesday, April 16.