Man held by police following reports of 'machete attack’ in Sheffield street

A man has been detained by police following reports of a ‘machete attack’ in a Sheffield street.

Tuesday, 9th July 2019, 14:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th July 2019, 15:26 pm

Police said officers were called to Upwell Street, Grimesthorpe, at around 1.30pm on Tuesday following reports of ‘a man in possession of a knife’.

Upwell Street, at the junction of Birdwell Road and up to the Attercliffe junction of Hollywell Lane, has been closed due to the incident.

Police in Upwell Street. Picture: Nasar Raoof

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Emergency services remain at the scene and the road remains closed while officers carry out enquiries.

South Yorkshire Police said the incident was not thought to be terrorism related.