Teenager stabbed in back after confrontation in street

Staniforth Road, Darnall, where youth worker Salih Rehman was stabbed
Staniforth Road, Darnall, where youth worker Salih Rehman was stabbed
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A teenager suffered a four inch stab wound in his back after a confrontation between youths in a Sheffield suburb.

The 19-year-old was attacked at about 10.40pm last night, outside Pizza Planet takeaway, on Staniforth Road, Darnall.

He is currently in a serious but stable condition.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after a man suffered a serious stab wound last night at Staniforth Road, Darnall, Sheffield.

“Officers were alerted by the ambulance service and both paramedics and South Yorkshire Police attended the scene.

“Enquiries are ongoing but, at this early stage, it’s believed that the victim – a 19-year-old local man - was walking along Staniforth Road with his brother and two other relatives when a gold-coloured Clio car pulled up.

“Several Asian males, aged in their late teens to early twenties, got out and it’s thought that the two groups started fighting.

“During this, the victim suffered a four-inch puncture wound to his right shoulder. He was taken by ambulance to the city’s Northern General Hospital and is described as being in a ‘stable’ condition today.”

The spokeswoman added: “The car left the scene after the incident, while others made off towards Acres Hill Road, including the alleged perpetrator, described as an Asian male, in his early twenties and dressed in a red-checked shirt and jeans.

“Scenes of crime officers have examined the area and a number of items have been recovered by police.

“No arrests have been made at this stage and detectives are urging witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.”

Call 101 quoting incident number 1291 of June 4 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.