Three men arrested over stabbing in Rotherham

Police officers on Wellgate after a stabbing in Rotherham
Police officers on Wellgate after a stabbing in Rotherham

Three men have been arrested over a stabbing in Rotherham town centre.

Police officers arrested the men - two aged 24 and one 26 - after an attack on a 19-year-old man in Wellgate at 7pm on Wednesday.

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South Yorkshire Police said a black BMW one series pulled onto the street and three men got out of the car and approached a black Audi A3, which was parked up.

The driver of the Audi was pulled from the car, punched in his face and stabbed in his back.

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One of the three attackers then smashed the Audi’s windscreen, before getting into the BMW with the other two men and driving off.

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A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Three men have been arrested and are being questioned in connection to an assault reported on Wednesday at around 7pm on Wellgate in Rotherham.

"A black BMW one series is reported to have pulled up and three men got of the car, approaching a black Audi A3.

"The driver of the Audi, 19-years-old, is then reported to have been pulled from the car and punched in the face. He also sustained a stab wound to his back.

"One of the three men is then alleged to have smashed the Audi’s windscreen, before getting into the BMW with the other two men and fleeing the scene.

"The 19-year-old attended hospital to be treated for his injuries.

"The three men, two aged 24-years-old and a 26-year-old, remain in police custody at this time."

Witnesses should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and quote incident 843 of April 18.