Sheffield teen’s stab attack ‘was not random’

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A teenage boy was stabbed in Sheffield city centre after a clash between two groups of young people, police believe.

The 16-year-old is still in Sheffield Children’s Hospital after the attack at the top of Angel Street, near Primark, on Tuesday evening.

His condition is described as stable and his injuries, including a stab wound to his side, are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police are continuing with their investigation.

A spokesman said: “At this time police do not believe this to be a random attack, and it is thought two groups of young people were involved in an altercation, which led to the stabbing.

“Police are continuing with enquiries and reviewing CCTV in the area.”

The attack at around 7.20pm on Tuesday also caused travel disruption.

Nearby tram lines at Castle Square were closed as officers taped off the crime scene.

Detective Inspector Ian Fidler, of South Yorkshire Police, added: “We want to reassure the public that this is an unusual incident for Sheffield city centre.

“We do not believe it was a random attack.

“We are urging anybody who may have witnessed the incident or have any information that may help with our enquiries to come forward.”

Witnesses, or anybody who may have information about the incident, is urged to contact the police.

Call 101 quoting incident 1057 of Tuesday April 16.