Man in hospital after having throat slashed in Rotherham

A man has been taken to hospital after being slashed in the throat in Rotherham.

Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 3:40 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 3:41 pm

Armed police officers were called to Canklow Road at 1:30pm today, following reports that a man had received injuries to his throat.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: "South Yorkshire Police received a call from a member of the public who had concerns for the welfare of a man on Canklow Road in Rotherham.

Armed officers were called to Canklow Road earlier today (Credit: Google)

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"Officers came to the man’s assistance at around 1:30pm today, Wednesday May 9.

"He has a slash wound to his neck and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

"His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening and officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident."

First South Yorkshire said Westgate and Alma Road will be closed until further notice.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101.