Hunt for knifeman continues following broad daylight brawl in Sheffield street

A knifeman remains on the run 24 hours after a man was stabbed during a mass brawl in a Sheffield street in broad daylight.

South Yorkshire Police said the 54-year-old has been released from hospital and no-one had been arrested following the incident in Burngrave on Wednesday.

Emergency services on Ellesmere Road, Burngreave. Picture: Sam Cooper / The Star

Emergency services on Ellesmere Road, Burngreave. Picture: Sam Cooper / The Star

The man suffered stab wounds during the fight, which broke out on Ellsemere Road at around 1.15pm.

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One eyewitness said: “There was a fight in the street and it was just a little stabbing that’s all.”

A bus driver, who saw the incident but did not want to be named, said a man was stabbed near the junction with Clun Street.

Ellesmere Road was closed and two buses were also parked up on the street.

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A cordon was set up for around three hours while police carried out their investigations.

It led to lengthy traffic delays in the area and a number of bus services were also forced to divert.

In a statement, South Yorkshire Police said: “At around 1.15pm on Wednesday, February 6 we received a report of a group fighting on Ellesmere Road in Burngreave.

“A 54-year-old man sustained a minor injury and was taken to hospital for treatment.

“No arrests have been made at this time and enquiries are ongoing.”

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Anyone with any information about Wednesday’s incident on Ellesmere Road should call South Yorkshire Police 101.

Alternatively, call the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.