Sheffield residents reveal what it’s like living in Pitsmoor after crossbow shooting

Pitsmoor residents say they are living in fear after a man was stabbed and another shot with a crossbow in the area within the past five days.

Thursday, 17th September 2020, 2:56 pm
A police cordon on Lyons Close where a man was shot with a crossbow. Pictures by Brian Eyre.

Police are searching Lyons Close today after a 50-year-old man was shot with a crossbow at around 2.22pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, September 16).

The man was taken to hospital with minor injuries to his arm and has since been discharged. A crossbow bolt was recovered from the scene.

South Yorkshire Police say that enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have yet been made in connection with the grim incident.

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South Yorkshire Police said officers would be carrying out searches in the area for most of the day.

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It comes just five days after a 20-year-old man was left seriously injured in hospital after being stabbed in broad daylight round the corner on Ellesmere Road North.

Both attacks happened just metres away from Byron Wood Primary School.

One resident, who declined to be named, told The Star: “It’s horrible living here at the moment. If I had a deposit for a house, I would be out of here but we have to live here.

It comes days after a 20-year-old man was stabbed on the same road.

“Some of these crimes are being committed in daylight, around school closing times.

"It’s scary and sad that children are witnessing things like this at young ages.

“I think people fear letting their children out to play. These crimes are continuously happening at the basketball courts, and the football pitches where children are playing.”

Enquiries are ongoing.

Jayne Coniston said the situation in Pitsmoor was ‘getting worse’. “It’s every day there’s something,” she added.

A cordon has been placed on Lyons Close and officers remain in the area carrying out searches along with reassurance patrols.

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