Arrest over gang attack in Sheffield underpass

Police officers have arrested a suspect over a gang attack on a cyclist in Sheffield.

Monday, 4th July 2016, 8:09 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 3:32 pm
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Last month, Brian Trevelyan, aged 54, was attacked as he cycled through Heeley.

He was on his way to his home in Norton Lees when he was accosted in an underpass by a gang of between 25 and 30 youths.

Mr Trevelyan, who works at Sheffield Hallam University, was cut and bruised in the attack in the underpass, which runs under the railway near Dunnelm Mill.

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A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Following the well publicised attack on a cyclist in Heeley we have identified one of those involved and he was arrested yesterday.

“Hopefully more arrests will follow. Thanks to everyone who came forward to assist.

“We will not tolerate this type of behaviour and will do everything we can to prosecute those involved.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.