18-year-old arrested after machete attack at South Yorkshire boxing gym

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two men were allegedly attacked with machetes at a South Yorkshire boxing gym.

Sunday, 20th June 2021, 10:22 am

Police were called to Skellow Grange Boxing Club in Doncaster at 6.53pm on Thursday following reports that a group of men wearing balaclavas had entered the club carrying machetes and attacked two men.

The victims were taken to hospital with serious injuries, where they remain.

Police declared a major incident in the area following the attack, which they said was targeted. Roads near to the boxing club were sealed off with a large number of officers and ambulances at the scene.

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Police at the scene of the attack.
Police at the scene of the attack.

On Saturday officers arrested an 18-year-old man from Doncaster on suspicion of attempted murder.

He is currently in police custody.

Enquiries are continuing following the incident and anyone with information is urged to call 101, quoting incident number 838 of 17 June.

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity CrimeStoppers.