Police called to brawl in Sheffield suburb

A Sheffield suburb is currently swarming with police after a fight broke out earlier this evening.

Friday, 22nd February 2019, 21:02 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd February 2019, 21:12 pm

Officers were called to Ellesmere Road, Burngreave at around 7:08pm on Friday, February 22, to reports of a fight between three men.

Police are currently at the scene and the area remains cordoned off.

Police are currently at the scene on Ellesmere Road, Burngreave

An eyewitness said crime scene investigation and armed police were also at the scene.

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There are unconfirmed reports that someone was hit over the head with a bottle, but South Yorkshire police are yet to release further details.

It is believed the man, who was seen with a bandage on his head, has been taken to hospital. 

The force said no arrests had been made at this stage. 

It follows a stabbing last night, in which a police cordon was in place nearby, close to the Tesco Extra store on Savile Street, Burngreave. 

A 47-year-old man was taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries to his hands and face.

Police said the gang of men fled the scene.

He remains in hospital today.

It is unknown whether the two incidents are linked.

Both incidents come less than three weeks after a 54-year-old man was stabbed when another brawl broke out on Ellesmere Road.