Police tent erected at major crime scene near Sheffield amid reports of stabbing

A police tent has been erected at a major crime scene near Sheffield amid reports of a stabbing.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 11:13 am

Westthorpe Road in Killamarsh is a hive of police activity this morning after the street was sealed off following a serious assault last night.

The road is taped off and under police guard while forensic and door-to-door enquiries are carried out in the area.

Derbyshire Constabulary said officers were deployed to the residential street at around 10pm yesterday following reports of a disturbance at a house.

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Police activity on Westthorpe Road, Killamarsh (Photo: Bryan Eyre)

An injured man was found near the junction of Westthorpe Road and Upperthorpe Road and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

The spot where the injured man was found is taped off this morning and a tent has been erected in a bid to preserve potential forensic evidence at the scene.

Derbyshire Constabulary has not yet disclosed the nature of the assault but residents claim a man was stabbed.

The force said: “A road in Killamarsh has been closed following a serious assault last night.

Police activity on Westthorpe Road, Killamarsh, after a serious assault (Photo: Bryan Eyre)

“Police were called to Westthorpe Road at about 10pm after reports of a disturbance at a house.

“A man was then found injured near the junction of Westthorpe Road and Upperthorpe Road and was treated by paramedics, before being taken to hospital.

“Officers are still at the scene and part of Westthorpe Road is closed while the investigation enters its early stages.”

Anyone with information about the incident should call Derbyshire Constabulary on 101.

Westthorpe Road, Killamarsh, is sealed off today after a serious assault (Photo: Bryan Eyre)

Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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