Two men stabbed in Sheffield city centre

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One man have been arrested after another two men were stabbed in altercation in a city centre pub in the early hours of the morning.

One of the victims called police to the Tap and Barrel pub, Waingate, just after midnight.

One of the men was stabbed in the hand and the other was stabbed in the stomach. They were both taken to hospital, but neither of their injuries were life threatening.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “One of the victims called police at 12.04am.

“One male had two stab wounds to his stomach, another had a stab wound to the hand which was more superficial.

“One person was detained at 12.38am.”

The road between Castlegate and Waingate was closed while officers gathered evidence from the scene, but was re-opened by 3.10am.

A later police statement said: “Just after midnight an altercation took place between three people inside the Tap and Barrel pub on Waingate, Sheffield, resulting in two men sustaining stab wounds.

“Within four minutes of the incident being reported to the police, a 53-year-old Sheffield man was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody helping officers with their investigation.

“The pub is currently cordoned off and detectives investigating the incident are now appealing for anyone who was in the Tap and Barrel pub last night and witnessed the altercation to call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 4 of 1/10/16.

“Both the 25-year-old and 31-year-old men both from the Sheffield area remain in hospital in a serious but stable condition.”

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