Man remains in police custody after reports of machete attack in Sheffield shop

A man remains in police custody today after he was arrested over reports of a machete attack in a Sheffield shop.

By Claire Lewis
Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 11:12 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 6:43 pm
Police officers in Upwell Street, Grimesthorpe
Police officers in Upwell Street, Grimesthorpe

The 41-year-old was arrested after officers were alerted to an incident at a shop in Upwell Street, Grimesthorpe, at 1.30pm yesterday.

Reports were received that a man had been seen brandishing a machete and had attacked a shopkeeper.

Officers arrested the suspect on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

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He was taken to hospital while under arrest and remains there today.

His injuries are not believed to be serious.

Nobody else was injured during the incident.

South Yorkshire Police said: "Police were called to Upwell Street, Grimesthorpe, Sheffield at around 1.30pm yesterday to reports of a man in possession of a knife."The man detained by police has been taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be serious."