Chapeltown stabbing: Everything we know so far

A police probe into a collision in Sheffield which resulted in two men getting stabbed is continuing today.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 18 April, 2019, 07:12

As detectives piece together the circumstances surrounding the incident, here is what has emerged so far.

- Emergency services were alerted to a collision on Burncross Road, Chapeltown, at 7.35pm yesterday.

Two men were stabbed after a collision in Chapeltown last night

- South Yorkshire Police said two cars – a Volkswagen Golf and a Mazda – collided at the roundabout near to Tesco Express.

- Following the crash, an altercation took place.

Police officers were deployed to Chapeltown after a collision and stabbing last night

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- Two men, aged 21 and 25, were stabbed during the disturbance.

- The injured men had been in the Golf and their attackers, who fled, had been in the Mazda.

- The attackers left the scene in a Seat Leon.- The stab victims were taken to hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries before being discharged.

- Detectives are treating the double stabbing as a ‘targeted attack’.- No arrests have yet been made.- 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.

- The cordon has since been removed and Burncross Road has re-opened.

- The police probe into the incident is continuing today, with officers in Chapeltown carrying out enquiries.

- Unconfirmed reports circulating online claim that shortly before the collision, two cars were racing in nearby High Green before travelling to Chapeltown. Detectives have not yet revealed whether there was any connection.

- Witnesses or anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 767 of April 16. Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.