Police found Sheffield boy who had been stabbed after being called to separate incident

Police officers found a boy with a stab wound to his back after initially being called to reports of a gang ‘behaving suspiciously’.

Thursday, 12th September 2019, 6:31 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th September 2019, 6:32 pm

Emergency services were called to Chancet Wood Drive, Meadowhead, at around 3.05pm on Wednesday when they found a 17-year-old boy injured.

Two 16-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and have both been released pending further enquiries.

In a statement, South Yorkshire Police said: “The unrelated incident was a call to police at 3pm, reporting a group of people behaving suspiciously in the Chancet Wood View area of Sheffield.”

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Chancet Wood View, Meadowhead. Picture: Google

The force added the group had been seen behaving suspiciously around homes in the area.

Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Henderson said: “Knife crime devastates our communities. There is never an acceptable reason for someone to be carrying a knife in Sheffield; we take knife crime and incidents involving knives incredibly seriously.

“I would ask our communities to come forward if they know anyone in their area who is carrying a knife or if they have any information about this particular incident.”

The injured boy remains in hospital in what police described as a ‘serious but stable condition.’

Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 473 of September 11.