Armed police involved in arrest of man in Sheffield city centre hotel over fears he had a knife

Armed police were involved in the arrest of a man at a hotel in Sheffield city centre over fears he was carrying a knife.

Monday, 17th June 2019, 9:48 am
Updated Monday, 17th June 2019, 4:54 pm

South Yorkshire Police said officers were deployed at around 4.45pm on Thursday, June 13, following reports of a man carrying a blade in the city centre.

The force said there was a ‘short pursuit’ and a 48-year-old man was arrested at Mercure St Paul’s Hotel.

In a statement, the force said: “He was found not to be in possession of a weapon, but checks revealed he was wanted by Sheffield Crown Court for failing to appear to a separate charge.

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Mercure St Paul's Hotel in Sheffield city centre

“He has been remanded into custody.”