VIDEO: CRIME UPDATE - Police reveal pool of blood on Sheffield street was due to head injury caused during row

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A pool of blood was found on a Sheffield street today after a man suffered a head injury during a row.

Police officers were called to Waingate in Sheffield city centre at 9.50am and discovered a 45-year-old man with a head injury.

Police on Waingate, Sheffield

Police on Waingate, Sheffield

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said he is understood to have sustained the head wound during ‘an altercation’.

Officers sealed off an area of Waingate near to a bus stop between the Tap and Barrel pub and the former Castle Market until 12.30pm.

A police CCTV van was parked up outside the cordon.

Passers-by watched as Highways Agency ‘incident support’ staff cleaned up the blood from the pavement before the area was opened up again to members of the public.

Police on Waingate, Sheffield

Police on Waingate, Sheffield

There was a trail of blood on the pavement on the opposite side of the road and Bridge Street.

The police spokeswoman said: “Police received reports that a 45-year-old man had sustained an injury to his head during an alleged altercation in the area of Waingate, Sheffield.

“The man was taken to hospital with suspected cuts to his head.

“Police are carrying out inquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident.”

Police on Waingate, Sheffield

Police on Waingate, Sheffield

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 220 of January 20 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police on Waingate, Sheffield

Police on Waingate, Sheffield