Suspect still held by police after teenager suffers head injury in Rotherham attack

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A 16-year-old boy left with a head injury following an attack in Rotherham is expected to leave hospital today, police have said.

The teenager spent the night in hospital after emergency services were called to Effingham Street at 1.10pm yesterday.

A 32-year-old man arrested over the incident is still being held in custody.

Inspector Martyn Sheldon, from Rotherham district police, said: “The 16-year-old victim remained in hospital overnight, but his condition has improved and he is expected to be discharged at some point today.

“We are continuing to speak to a 32-year-old local man in connection with the incident and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident on Effingham Street early yesterday afternoon and has yet to contact police, to come forward and speak to officers.

Inspector Sheldon added: “The information you hold could be vital to this investigation, so please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting incident number 480 of September 9, 2015.