Second man arrested after city centre stabbing

Man stabbed in city centre
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Police investigating a stabbing in Sheffield city centre which left a man with life-threatening injuries have made another arrest.

The 45-year-old, from Sheffield, was found injured near to Snig Hill police station on Friday afternoon.

A 39-year-old Sheffield man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Yesterday police arrested a second Sheffield man, aged 18, on suspicion of assisting offenders.

Both men remain in custody.

Police said the attack happened at the top of Dixon Lane, near to Haymarket.

Forensic experts spent Saturday combing the crime scene for clues.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “A 39-year-old man is in custody having been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in the city.

“It follows an incident in the city centre on Friday afternoon when, at around 4.50pm, a man was found by member of the public near to Snig Hill Police Station. 
“He had suffered stab wounds to his upper chest.

“Police officers immediately administered first aid to the man, who is 45 and comes from Sheffield, before he was taken by ambulance to Northern General Hospital where he is being treated for his injuries which are said to be potentially life-threatening.

“Following inquiries at the scene, a 39-year-old man was arrested shortly thereafter on suspicion of attempted murder.

“At this stage it appears that the 45-year-old man came by his injuries during an incident at the top of Dixon Lane where it meets Haymarket, and police are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the same and who saw how the man came by his injuries.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident 845 of September 27.