Shock as Sheffield stabbings leave one dead and three injured

Residents on a Sheffield estate have spoken of their shock after a series of stabbings left one man dead and three more injured.

Saturday, 8th August 2020, 1:24 pm

Police were called to Horninglow Road in Firth Park shortly after midnight on Saturday morning to reports of a stabbing.

On arrival they found a 35-year-old man with stab wounds to his upper body who was taken to hospital where he sadly died a short time later.

Thre other men whose ages are not known sustained non-life-threatening injuries and are receiving treatment.

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Man dies in Firth Park stabbings: the scene on Horniglow Road this morning.

The injuries followed what police call a ‘large-scale disturbance’ with some reports suggesting as many as 200 people had been out on the street during the evening.

Residents this morning described dozens of police vehicles flooding the area at around midnight while the police helicopter flew overhead.

Most people in the area described the neighbourhood as generally quiet while others said there had been occasional bursts of disorder.

One man who didn't want to be named said he had never had any trouble in 15 years of living on the street while another woman who also asked to remain nameless admitted the area did ‘have its moments’.

The area is near to the troubled Page Hall area but it is understood that this incident is unrelated to the continuing disorder in the part of Sheffield.

A large police remained in place on the street on Saturday morning while forensics teams begun their investigations and officers conducted door to door enquiries.

An SYP spokesperson said there would be an ‘increased police presence’ in the area for the rest of the weekend and appealed for the public to come forward with any information which could help them in their inquiries.

Anyone who was on Horninglow Road yesterday evening or who has mobile phone or dash-cam footage of the incident that took place is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 18 of 8 August 2020.

Video can also be emailed to [email protected] using incident number 18 of 8 August in the subject title.

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