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‘Good-natured’ fun watching race in Sheffield

Police have hailed the hundreds of thousands of fans who flocked to watch the Tour de France in Sheffield.

More than 400 officers were working at the event and some had to ask people to stand back from the roadside so that the cyclists could pass.

However, no-one was arrested.

Temporary Chief Inspector Simon Wanless said: “It was all good natured, the cyclists managed to get past and it was good for officers to be involved in something where the public showed so much support.”

A 32-year-old man was taken to hospital after a fight broke out on Jenkin Road, Wincobank, on Sunday afternoon.

He was attacked with a weapon – believed to be a knife or a screwdriver.

Police are appealing for witnesses or those with information to call 101.

 

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