Sheffield news LIVE: Covid death toll in South Yorkshire hospitals tops 900 as extra restrictions discussed

All the latest from Saturday, October 10.

By Jessica Dallison
Saturday, 10th October 2020, 6:16 pm
We're bringing you all the latest Sheffield news and coronavirus updates. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
We're bringing you all the latest Sheffield news and coronavirus updates. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Sheffield news LIVE: Saturday, October 10

Last updated: Saturday, 10 October, 2020, 17:40

  • Sheffield on brink of extra coronavirus restrictions as infection rate rises
  • South Yorkshire killers locked up so far this year
  • Weather this weekend 
  • Police chief speaks out after shooting of child
  • What 'three-tier' local lockdown could look like in Sheffield
  • Covid death toll in South Yorkshire hospitals tops 900
  • South Yorkshire Police make drink driving arrest after crash
  • Man slashed across face in knife attack in Sheffield

Man slashed across face in knife attack in Sheffield

A man was taken to hospital with slash wounds to his face after a knife attack in Sheffield.

The 20-year-old was injured when violence flared on Spa Lane Croft, Woodhouse, at around 3.55am today.

He was taken to hospital for treatment and a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

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South Yorkshire Police make drink driving arrest after crash

A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a crash in Barnsley.

Officers were alerted to the collision on Pontefract road, Cudworth, last night and found a badly damaged car and debris strewn across the carriageway.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and kept in police custody overnight.

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New figures show Covid death toll in South Yorkshire hospitals tops 900

Over 900 people have who tested positive for coronavirus have now died in South Yorkshire hospitals.

According to NHS England, a total of 901 hospital patients have died in the county since the pandemic began.

There have been 302 deaths in Sheffield hospitals, 239 in Doncaster, 209 in Rotherham and 151 in Barnsley.

The figures do not include those who died in care homes or any other settings.

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What 'three-tier' local lockdown could look like in Sheffield

A new three-tiered system of coronavirus restrictions is set to be outlined by Boris Johnson on Monday as stringent measures are expected to cause pubs and restaurants to shut across the north of England.

Level three, which is the highest level, could see a ban on social contact with anyone not in your household. Pubs, restaurants and leisure businesses would be asked to close once again, and some sports, such as bowling, would also be banned.

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Police chief speaks out after shooting of child on Sheffield street

The shooting of a boy on a Sheffield street has been described as ‘truly shocking’ by the city’s most senior police officer.

 Sheffield’s District Commander, Chief Superintendent Una Jennings, spoke out after the gunman responsible for the shooting was jailed for life. 

Gang member Stephen Dunford, aged 26, shot at a group of children stood on a street in Arbourthorne while looking for a rival in January.

Chf Supt Jennings said: “The shooting of a child, who was simply spending the afternoon with his friends, was truly shocking. It it something no family should have to navigate, and they have done so with dignity. I commend them for that.

“I would like Dunford's sentencing to send a strong message to the people of Sheffield that we are absolutely committed to tackling armed criminality. We have dedicated officers and investigators working hard to bring dangerous people to justice.

“I hope it also sends a message to those intent on causing harm, fear and upset, that this will not be tolerated in this city."

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Weather this weekend, according to the Met Office

Today heavy showers are likely during the afternoon with a brisk breeze. 

Tonight will be dry with clearing skies, but, rather cold with temperatures dropping to 3°C. 

Sunday will be cold, crisp, with a largely sunny start, before cloud bubbles up through the day. A maximum temperature of 13 °C.

All the South Yorkshire killers locked up so far this year

Six South Yorkshire killers have been locked up so far this year, with the latest jailed for a fatal attack on a man on a night out in Sheffield.

Take a look at  who has been locked up here

Sheffield on brink of extra coronavirus restrictions as infection rate rises

Sheffield is expected to be hit by further Covid restrictions next week in a bid to halt the spread of the virus.

The move is expected as Sheffield’s latest Covid-19 rate, to October 4, rose to than 300 per 100,000 people.

Director of Public of Health, Greg Fell, said: “Until a formal announcement is made by the Secretary of State, we do not know what extra measures will be put in place to keep our city safe.

“Until this time, my advice to residents is to keep playing your part to combat this dangerous virus which is very much in circulation in our communities.”

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