Man, 45, dies after city centre stabbing

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A man stabbed in the chest during an attack in Sheffield city centre has died in hospital.

The 45-year-old was injured in an assault at the top of Dixon Lane, near Castle Market, on Friday afternoon. He was given first-aid at the scene.

Police said he died yesterday afternoon in the Northern General Hospital,

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “A 45-year-old man who suffered stab wounds to his upper chest during an incident in Sheffield city centre on Friday afternoon, has sadly died yesterday afternoon at the Northern General Hospital.

“On the same day, detectives arrested a third man in connection with the incident, which happened at the top of Dixon Lane where it meets Haymarket.

“An 18-year-old local man, arrested on suspicion of assisting offenders, is currently helping police with their enquiries.”

She added: “A 39-year-old Sheffield man charged with grievous bodily harm and an 18-year-old Sheffield man charged with assisting offenders appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

“The older man was remanded in custody, while the teenager was given conditional bail until the next hearing.”

Police are now looking into the possibility of changing the charges to murder.

The identity of the deceased has not yet been revealed.

Officers are continuing to appeal for information about the stabbing.

The spokeswoman said: “Any witnesses or anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on: 101 quoting incident number 845 of 27 September, 2013, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555111.”