LATEST: Teenage boy remains in hospital after stabbing in Sheffield park

A teenage boy remains in a stable condition in hospital this afternoon after he was stabbed in a Sheffield park.

Friday, 1st July 2016, 2:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:24 pm
Endcliffe Park, the scene of a stabbing, in a wooded area behind the Cafe. Picture: Marie Caley
Endcliffe Park, the scene of a stabbing, in a wooded area behind the Cafe. Picture: Marie Caley

The 17-year-old was attacked in Endcliffe Park, Hunters Bar, at around 7.20pm yesterday. Police are continuing to carry out enquiries.

Investigating officer DC Vicky Kenny said: “We believe that this was an unprovoked incident triggered by some sort of disagreement between two groups of young people.

“During the altercation, a 17-year old boy suffered a stab wound to his lower side and has been treated in hospital for his injury.

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“The circumstances are still being investigated but the offenders have been described as a group of around eight Asian males aged between 17 and 20.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the park at the time, particularly if you were close to the wooded area behind the café where we believe the young people were taking shelter from the rain.

“We are carrying out patrols in the area and are grateful for information already received from members of the public.”

Witnesses should call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 1080 of June 30, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.