A MAN was hospitalised with head injuries after being assaulted on a Sheffield street.
The 30-year-old was hurt on Manor Oaks Road, in Wybourn – but police have said the attack is not linked to a spate of incidents on the estate earlier this year, which saw officers mount 24-hour patrols after a teenager was shot.
Manor Oaks Road was cordoned off Friday morning while police investigated the assault, which happened at around 1.25pm on Thursday.
The victim, who lives on Manor Oaks Road, is believed to have been injured during a fight sparked by a ‘personal feud’ with another man.
Police initially thought he had suffered minor head injuries but he was later taken to the Hallamshire Hospital after his condition worsened.
He was in a critical but stable condition, and is now believed to have improved.
Insp Paul Ferguson, from Sheffield East Safer Neighbourhood Area, confirmed the incident was unrelated to the recent unrest in Wybourn.
“There was a fight between two members of the public,” he said.
“It was a personal feud between them, unrelated in any way with the other events in the Wybourn area this spring.
“It is an isolated event and is being investigated by CID.”
Insp Ferguson said the incident seemed ‘fairly minor’ before the victim ‘took a turn for the worse’ adding: “It looked more serious, but he’s now back up again.”
Manor Oaks Road was closed in both directions at the Manor Oaks Gardens junction, and a diversion was put in place for traffic. The road reopened at around 11.50am.
Tension on Wybourn estate broke out after a series of retribution attacks linked to the shooting of a 15-year-old boy near Boundary Road in February.