Police probe into life threatening stabbing in Sheffield continues

A police probe into a life threatening stabbing in Sheffield is continuing today.

Detectives will spend the day continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident in Batemoor yesterday afternoon, in which a 30-year-old man was left fighting for life.

A man was stabbed in Batemoor yesterday

A man was stabbed in Batemoor yesterday

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The man was attacked in Batemoor Place and made his way, injured, to Batemoor Close, where he was found.

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He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being rushed to hospital, where he was in a critical but stable condition last night.

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A police cordon was put in place while the crime scene was examined and door to door enquiries were carried out.

Extra police patrols were also ordered in the wake of the attack, which is being treated as 'targeted'.

Witnesses to the incident have been urged to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Jamie Henderson said: "We are in the very early stages of this investigation, however we do believe this was a targeted attack and we are already following up various lines of enquiry."

A police hunt is underway for two black men who were wearing dark clothing and who chased the victim down the street before attacking him.

DS Henderson added: "I would ask anyone who may have been travelling through the area and has a dash cam in their car, or perhaps believes they may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour around the time of the attack, to also please get in contact with us. The smallest piece of information could prove vital to the investigation."

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 395 of April 17.