Armed police swoop on car on busy Sheffield city centre road

Armed police have stopped a car on a busy Sheffield city centre road during this evening’s rush-hour.

Monday, 29th April 2019, 6:33 pm
Updated Friday, 10th May 2019, 10:03 am

Two police cars have stopped a car on Upper Hanover Street, near the University of Sheffield tram stop, at around 6pm on Monday.

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An eyewitness said police had closed off one lane heading towards Ecclesall Road.

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Armed police stopped a car on Upper Hanover Street. Picture: Dan Windham / The Star

The Star has contacted South Yorkshire Police for more information and is awaiting a response.