Teenagers arrested over South Yorkshire attempted murder
Police have made three arrests in connection to two incidents in which men were stabbed in Rotherham.
Three boys, two 16-year-olds and one 17-year-old, have been arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder. The two 16-year-old boys remain in police custody. The 17-year-old boy has been bailed.
The arrests have been made in connection to two incidents in Rotherham Town Centre earlier this week.
Police were called at around 4:50pm on 7 July to reports that a man had been stabbed in High Street.
Emergency services attended the scene and a 30-year-old man was taken to hospital via ambulance after suffering serious stab wounds. He remains in hospital in a serious condition.
Police were again called at around 11:15am on 8 July to reports that a second man had been stabbed in Spring Walk.
Emergency Services attended the scene and a 39-year-old man was taken to hospital via ambulance after suffering stab wounds. He remains in hospital in a serious condition.
Officers are treating the incidents as linked.
Investigations have been launched into both incidents, and enquiries continue at pace.
If you have any information that might help our officers, or if you think you witnessed what happened, please call 101 quoting incident number 672 of 7 July and 347 for 8 July.
Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.