Two men charged with attempted murder of South Yorkshire boxer

Brett May in his hospital bed after he was attacked
Brett May in his hospital bed after he was attacked

Two men have been charged with attempted murder after a South Yorkshire boxer was stabbed.

Benjamin Varey, aged 30 and Edward Riley, 36, are accused of attempting to kill prize fighter Brett May during an attack in Stainforth on Wednesday, July 11.

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The men, both from East Lane, Stainforth, are alleged to have stabbed 27-year-old Brett, from Hatfield, as he walked home after a night out watching England in the World Cup semi-final.

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He was attacked in a corner shop in Stainforth and claims a number of men were involved.

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Brett, an undefeated prize fighter who recently won a national heavyweight title, was left in intensive care after being slashed across his throat, across his back and down his arms - almost severing one of his limbs.

He needed 85 stitches to the wound across his neck and spent hours in theatre undergoing a number of operations.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote 1,060 of July 11 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.