Police arrest man with machete, stop abusive drunks and pub fights in South Yorkshire’s Mad Friday log

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Police dealt with a man armed with a machete in Sheffield, a drunk woman who abused a taxi driver after vomiting and pub fightS on ‘Mad Friday’.

Supt Paul McCurry put details of all the incidents officers dealth with on Friday - one of the busiest days of the year as many people go out drinking - on Twitter.

The first entry on the online log said the manager of a Barnsley pub had been assaulted by an offender who ran off - but CCTV was used to try and find him.

Supt McCurry later wrote: “An intoxicated female has thrown up in a taxi and is verbally abusing the taxi driver in Sheffield. Officers are on route.”

A violent domestic incident in Rosehill Park, Rawmarsh, was attended as well as burglary in Barnsley where Christmas presents were stolen.

Officers were themselves assaulted at another domestic incident and had bottles thrown at them while responding to a fight in Conisbrough.

Police responded to reports of a male armed with a machete in Sheffield and he was later arrested in possession of a knife and machete.

A vehicle failed to stop for officers in Sheffield andpolice were alerted to a man who had collapsed in Doncaster town centre as well.

At one point the force was dealing with 106 incidents and the final one reported was a fatal road collision in Wincobank where two 19-year-old men died at the scene.

Three men were also injured and a man aged 20 was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Supt McCurry’s final Tweet read: “A very busy night across South Yorkshire and all cells approaching capacity.

That’s it from me for this evening.”

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