Boy, 15, stabbed in the chest on Sheffield estate and rushed in for surgery

A boy, aged 15, is in hospital today after a stabbing on a Sheffield estate.

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 10:23 am
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 10:10 am

The teenager was knifed in an attack on Leverton Drive, Sharrow, last night.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at 6.45pm and the boy was found with a stab wound to his chest.

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A boy, aged 15, was stabbed in Leverton Drive, Sharrow, yesterday

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He was taken to Sheffield Children’s Hospital by ambulance and underwent surgery.

Concerned residents said they saw scenes of crime officers in Sharrow and described a heavy police presence overnight.

South Yorkshire Police said: “Police were called to Leverton Drive by the ambulance service at around 6.45pm yesterday following reports of a stabbing.

“A 15-year-old boy was taken to Sheffield Children’s Hospital with a stab wound to the chest. He has had surgery and remains in hospital in a stable condition.

“Enquiries are ongoing this morning.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 748 of February 4.