Sheffield Tesco evacuated after man attacks two people with screwdriver

A Sheffield branch of Tesco has been evacuated this afternoon, after a man attacked two people with a screwdriver, leaving them with serious injuries.

By Sarah Marshall
Tuesday, 19 March, 2019, 13:34

The incident took place just after 1.30pm today outside the Tesco in Savile Street, Burngreave. 

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said:”It was reported that a man and a woman had been assaulted by a man carrying a screwdriver outside of the Tesco store. 

The scene in Burngreave, following the screwdriver attack. Picture: Dan Hayes

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“Both have been taken to hospital for treatment. Their injuries are described as serious.

“A man has been detained at the scene and remains in police custody.

“There is a large police presence in the area at present and the store has been evacuated as officers carry out enquiries and examine CCTV footage.”