Sheffield residents expressÂ '˜fear of going out at night' after teen is stabbed in the backÂ
Members of a community '“ rocked by news of yet another stabbing - haveÂ expressed their fear of going out at night.Â
A 17-year-old boy was stabbed in the back when violence flared outside Nayab's takeaway in Buchanan Road, Parson Cross, just before 6.30pm last night.Â Â
This latest incident comes after a spate of eight fatal stabbings in the city since March.
Residents waking up to the newsÂ in Parson Cross this morning described how the incidents have ledÂ to a climate of fear '“Â with some refusing toÂ leave their homes after dark.Â
A 51-year-old Chapeltown woman, who works in a sandwich shop close to the scene of the stabbing, said: 'It is scary when it happens on your own doorstep.
'It makes you wonder about keeping your kids inside at night.'Â
Her colleague, a 23-year-old woman,Â of Parson Cross, added: 'It is fine during the day but I wouldn't go to certain places at night.Â
'You seem to hear about stabbings and other stuff happeningÂ all the the time now. I think it is getting worse in general.'Â
Residents going about their business near the scene this morning said they had heard there was a group of about '25 to 30 youths' when violence erupted.
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A 33-year-old woman, who was working in a nearby betting shop when the incident happened, said: 'We used to have trouble with a large gang congregating and causing trouble a couple of years ago, but police seemed to get on top of it.Â .Â
'But in the last few weeks, this group seems to have come back. I don't know where they have come from.'
She added: 'You hear about that many stabbings there's a danger of becoming desensitisedÂ to it, but it is still scary when it happens where you live.'Â
They all called for more of a police presence on their streets, particularly after a major incident, to provide a deterrent to criminals and reassurance for the community.Â
The teenage victimÂ was taken to hospital for treatment but has since been discharged.
A 22-year-old manÂ arrested at the scene on suspicion of woundingÂ has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
A police cordon in place last night has since been taken down.Â
Last night's attack came on the day that a 16-year-old boy was sentenced to 32 months behind bars for stabbing 15-year-old Sam Baker to death in LowedgesÂ in May.
The teenager pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the basis that the attack was self-defence.Â
Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101Â quoting incident number 753 of October 11. Â