Cars seen speeding through Sheffield suburb before crash and stabbing

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Shocked residents have spoken of how they saw cars speeding through a Sheffield suburb shortly before a crash and stabbing.

Emergency services were alerted to a crash on Burncross Road, Chapeltown, at around 7.30pm yesterday and when police officers arrived they discovered that following the collision there was an altercation during which two men was stabbed.

Two cars crashed in Chapeltown last night before two men were stabbed

Two cars crashed in Chapeltown last night before two men were stabbed

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They escaped with minor injuries.

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The two cars – a Mazda and Volkswagen Golf – collided at the roundabout near to Tesco Express.

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Two men, aged 21 and 25, who were in the Golf, were attacked by two men in the Mazda, who then fled.

No arrests have yet been made.

Residents discussing the incident online claim to have seen cars speeding through the area beforehand.

Before the crash, Amanda Burrows issued a warning on Facebook.

She wrote: “Careful driving on Burncross Road – two cars racing, ploughing through moving traffic, centimetres close.

“Last saw the white one turn on to Chapel Road by the Crown & Cushion with the bumper hanging off.”

She said the driving had seemed ‘aggressive’.

“I got between them, me and a woman in front of me, they ploughed through traffic doing mad fast spurts.”

Detectives investigating the crash and stabbing have not yet revealed whether the reports of earlier speeding were connected.

A large cordon was put in place around the crash scene in the aftermath of the incident as officers gathered evidence and attempted to piece together exactly what happened.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 767 of  April 16.