Sheffield street attack victim knifed in stomach

Police at the scene of stabbing which occured in the Fox Hill Crescent area of Sheffield
Police at the scene of stabbing which occured in the Fox Hill Crescent area of Sheffield
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A MAN was taken to hospital with stab injuries after being knifed in the stomach on a Sheffield street.

The victim, believed to be aged in his 20s, was attacked on Fox Hill Crescent, in Fox Hill.

A man and a woman, who both live locally, have been arrested on suspicion of attacking the man, who also lived in the area.

Residents living nearby told The Star they heard screaming and shouting in the street at the time of the stabbing on Friday, and that a knife was used in the incident.

Fox Hill Crescent was cordoned off at its junction with Edge Well Crescent following the attack at around 10.25pm.

Police carried out enquiries and examined the scene before the road was reopened just before 2pm on Saturday.

The victim was taken to the Northern General Hospital to be treated for injuries to his abdomen.

A 70-year-old woman, whose house overlooks the scene, said a group of young people had gathered near a small block of flats across the road on Friday night.

“I went to bed at about 9.45pm and at 10.30pm I woke up,” said the woman, who didn’t want to be named.

“Some boys and girls had been drinking and they were talking amongst themselves and laughing. I heard one or two screams and then I must have dozed off.

“Then I woke up at 1.45am and saw the road all taped off.”

The pensioner said she had lived on the street for over 40 years and found the incident ‘unnerving’.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever heard of anything like this happening,” she added.

Her neighbour Mick Henderson, 58, said he also heard a disturbance.

“I heard a fracas outside and knew there was something going off, and then the next thing I knew a big police van came down the road,” said Mr Henderson, a carpenter and joiner.

“It’s not very good at all that there’s been a stabbing. Last weekend we had trouble, there was a massive gang of youths and the police were involved in that.

“But I always feel safe.”

Another resident, a 28-year-old dad-of-two, said: “There was shouting like people were fighting - it was loud.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Emergency services were called to Foxhill Crescent following a report of a stabbing. A local male was conveyed to the Northern General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries to his abdomen. His condition was described as stable.”

“Two local people, a man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of assault and are assisting police with their enquiries.”