Three stabbings in a week as rise in violent crimes continues across Sheffield

Police at the scene of the stabbing in Shirecliffe on Thursday.
Police at the scene of the stabbing in Shirecliffe on Thursday.
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Detectives in Sheffield have once again been left investigating a number of stabbings within a matter of days across the city.

On Thursday, South Yorkshire Police were left investigating two knife attacks on the same estate in just 24 hours after a 28-year-old woman was stabbed at the juncton of Herries Road and Boynton Road, Shirecliffe.

It came after a 22-year-old man was stabbed as he walked along Herries Road on Wednesday night.

And on Tuesday, the body of Glenn Boardman was found stabbed to death at a house on Steven Close, Chapeltown.

Matthew Andrew Goddard, 50, of Steven Close, Chapeltown appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Friday morning charged with the murder of 59-year-old.

Magistrates sent the case to Sheffield Crown Court, and remanded Goddard into custody until his next scheduled appearance at court on July 27 this year.

Mr Boardman's body was found at a house in Steven Close, Chapeltown at around 12.30am Tuesday, June 26, after emergency services were called to the house.

A post-mortem examination concluded that Mr Boardman died as a result of stab wounds.

The attackers in the two Shirecliffe incidents have not yet been caught.

South Yorkshire Police have also arrested a 31-year-old woman on suspicion of murdering a 32-year-old man in Mapplewell, Barnsley, on Thursday.

A spokesman said emergency services were called to a house on Braithwaite Street, Mapplewell, at 10.15pm and found a man ‘critically ill’.

The force has also launched a desperate appeal to trace Gareth Slater after a man was kidnapped and stabbed in Rotherham on Thursday night.

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The latest incidents come after a sharp rise in the number of violent crimes across the city, and stabbings in particular.

Between May 21 and May 31, detectives dealt with four murders in the space of just two weeks.

Pensioner Jill Hibberd was found stabbed to death in her home in Wombwell on May 31. It followed two fatal stabbings in Sheffield in as many days and toddler Erin Emilia Rain Tomkins was also murdered in Gleadless during the same week.

Anyone with any information about any of the incidents should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.