Man due in court over kidnap and stabbing in Rotherham

Meadow Bank Road, Kimberworth.
Meadow Bank Road, Kimberworth.
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A man has been charged with a number of offences after another man was kidnapped and stabbed that ended with a police chase through Rotherham.

Craig Berridge, 38, of grange Road, Rawmarsh, has also been charged with a number of offences including kidnap, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possession of an air weapon, dangerous driving, possession of a bladed article and driving without insurance.

He has been remanded into custody to appear before Sheffield Magistrates' Court later today (Saturday 30 June).

Berridge was charged in connection with reports a 39-year-old man had been attacked inside a Fiat Punto at a petrol station on Stadium Way, Rotherham, at around 7.50pm on Thursday 28 June.

The Punto, which fled the scene, was pursued and stopped by officers on Meadow Bank Road, near Kimberworth, just before 8.10pm.

The injured 39-year-old man inside the car was taken to hospital where he was treated for stab wound injuries, described as serious. He remains in hospital in a stable condition and is recovering.

A police dog was also stabbed in the incident and officers are currently trying to locate a third man - Gareth Slater, who is known to frequent the Rawmarsh and Parkgate areas of Rotherham.

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Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 977 of June 28.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.