BREAKING NEWS: Part of Sheffield city centre sealed off after man is 'spat on and punched' by gang

Part of Sheffield city centre has been sealed off this evening after a man was reportedly spat on and punched by a gang of men.

Thursday, 11th May 2017, 8:07 pm
Updated Friday, 12th May 2017, 1:32 pm
The scene on West Street.

An ambulance, police van and police car were called to West Street close to the Bar & Beyond at about 8.30pm.

Police cordoned off part of the area and paramedics were seen giving treatment to the victim in the middle of the road on the tram tracks.

The scene on West Street.

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An onlooker said: "It was a beggar who asked these four men for some money, they said no and one of them spat on him. Then one of them punched him and the man fell back and hit his head on the tram tracks.

"Then the men ran away. The victim was being put on a stretcher into the back of an ambulance."

The road has just been reopened in the last few minutes.

South Yorkshire Police have not yet released any details about the incident. We have asked for details and are awaiting a response.

The scene on West Street.
The scene on West Street.
The scene on West Street.