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Police cordon in place after violence flared at Rotherham petrol station

A man was attacked at a garage in Rotherham last night
A man was attacked at a garage in Rotherham last night

A large police cordon is in place this morning after a man was attacked in a car on a petrol station forecourt in Rotherham.

The cordon takes in a large area of Meadow Bank Road, near Kimberworth, where a man was attacked in a car at the Jet Garage, close to Stadium Way, at 8pm yesterday.

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South Yorkshire Police said the man was injured in a vehicle, which then sped off.

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A police pursuit was mounted and the vehicle was stopped nearby a short time later.

There are unconfirmed reports that the man in the car was stabbed.

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The 39-year-old was taken to hospital for treatment and another 39-year-old man was arrested over the incident.

Armed police officers were involved in last night's operation.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "An investigation into the incident is in the early stages and enquiries remain ongoing in the area to ascertain exactly what happened."