'No firearms' involved in incident at Sheffield city centre office building

Police have issued an update after eyewitnesses claimed there had been a ‘drive-by shooting’ at a Sheffield city centre office building.

Saturday, 2nd March 2019, 5:44 pm
Updated Saturday, 2nd March 2019, 5:47 pm
The scene at the Capita building, just off Derek Dooley Way, Sheffield. Picture: Sam Cooper / The Star
The scene at the Capita building, just off Derek Dooley Way, Sheffield. Picture: Sam Cooper / The Star

Eyewitnesses earlier claimed that armed police were dealing with an incident at the Capita building, just off Derek Dooley Way, at around 5.30pm on Saturday.

One said she thought the damage to the windows had been caused by gunshots but South Yorkshire Police said the incident was being treated as criminal damage and no firearms were involved.

The scene at the Capita building, just off Derek Dooley Way, Sheffield. Picture: Sam Cooper / The Star

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The force also said no armed officers attended the scene.

When The Star attended ground floor windows were smashed and offensive language had also been sprayed onto them.

A security guard was inside the office canteen, where the smashed windows were, but police had left the scene.

One worker also arrived at the scene but said he was not sure what had happened.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101.