Police seal off Sheffield street after mass brawl

Staniforth Road, Darnall, Sheffield.
Staniforth Road, Darnall, Sheffield.
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A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a mass brawl in a Sheffield street.

Violence flared in Staniforth Road, Darnall, at around 7pm yesterday.

When officers arrived they found a large group fighting and one man seriously injured.

The casualty was rushed to hospital, where his condition today is described as stable.

Two men, aged 30 and 34-years-old, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in police custody.

Extra police patrols of the area have been ordered over the next few days.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Reports were received at around 7pm yesterday evening of a disturbance in the Staniforth Road area of Darnall.

"Officers attended and on arrival a large number of people were fighting in the street and a man was found seriously injured.

He was conveyed immediately to hospital where his condition is now described as stable.

"Two men, aged 30 and 34-years-old, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and are currently in police custody being questioned by officers.

"There will be a high visibility police presence in the Darnall area over the coming days to provide reassurance to the community."

Police officers sealed off the street for a number of hours while the crime scene was examined and inquiries were carried out.

The brawl broke out in the same street where 41-year-old Zabair Hussain was murdered on New Year's Eve.

Heroin and crack cocaine dealer Idris Sadiq, 31 and of Darnall Road, was jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years behind bars for his role in an attack in which Mr Hussain, a drug addict, was repeatedly hit with a baseball bat, punched and kicked before being left unconscious in the middle of Staniforth Road.

As Sadiq and two other men ran from the scene, Mr Hussain was run over by a passing car just seconds later.

In October 2014 a man was left with a fractured jaw, cuts and bruises after he was attacked by at least 10 men as he walked along Staniforth Road.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.