‘Sheffield is getting worse’: The worrying claim after a new year of shootings and stabbings

Concern has been expressed over another stabbing in Sheffield today, with residents claiming they no longer feel safe.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 10:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 3:01 pm

Residents have taken to social media to voice their concern about knife crime in Sheffield after a spate of incidents over recent days, including one this morning.

In the latest attack, an 18-year-old man was knifed when violence flared outside the job centre on West Street in Sheffield city centre at around 3.30am.

At around 9.20pm on Saturday, January 4, two men, aged 18 and 19, were stabbed in a property on White Lane, Basegreen, and on New Year’s Day, a young man was killed in a knife attack in the city.

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A man was stabbed on West Street in Sheffield city centre this morning

Isaiah Usen-Satchell, 18, was fatally injured in a fight on St Aidan’s Road, Norfolk Park.

The Leeds Trinity University student, from Norfolk Park, suffered slash wounds to his legs and arms, including one to his wrist which proved fatal’.

Five Rotherham men, aged between 18 and 27, were arrested on suspicion of murder before being released under investigation.

Nobody has yet been charged over the killing.

Posting on Facebook today, Samantha Blade said: “Sheffield is getting worse.”

Janine Louise Lee Ibbs Hass said: “The fact is this absolutely devastating that yet again this has happened and again Sheffield.”

And Holly Hayes said she no longer ‘feels safe’.

Commenting after this morning’s incident, Laverne Smith said: “And again, it’s so worrying.”

Louise Greaves said: “It’s not safe at any time of day. It’s unreal how unsafe Sheffield has become. I dread my daughter saying ‘mum, can I go town?’.

Mark Upton added: “I moved away nearly 19 years ago and I was born in Sheffield. It was one of the best places to live at the time but I'm glad I moved away with all the stabbings and shootings going on now, you are hearing about shootings, stabbings and muggings nearly every day in Sheffield.”

Lydia Helen Isobel Griffiths added: “How many people need to be hurt or killed before something is done about knives?”

Anyone with information on any of the recent incidents should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.