UPDATE: Man stabbed after altercation near Sheffield pub

Police cordon along Pomona Street off Ecclesall Road
Police cordon along Pomona Street off Ecclesall Road
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A 20-year-old man has been stabbed following an altercation near a Sheffield pub, The Star has learned.

The incident happened around 7.30pm last night on Pomona Street just off Ecclesall Road.

The stab victim then made his way into Champs Sports Bar & Grill to get help.

The heroic bar staff tended to the man’s wounds and took care of him while the ambulance arrived.

Assistant manager, Joe Robinson, 23, was on shift when the stab victim stumbled through the back of the pub.

He said: “I think the incident happened around 200 yards from the pub, all the Sunday football had finished so it wasn’t overly busy at the time.

“This lad came in through the back shouting for help. He looked like he had a stab wound to his stomach.

“We got a cloth from the back and pressed on his wound. We tried to calm him down the best he could and tried to take care of him while the ambulance arrived.

“We asked all the customers to move round to one side of the pub while we looked after him until the ambulance got here.”

The man was taken to hospital and is in a serious but stable condition.

Officers had taped off the majority of Pomona Street which started from the Champs Sports Bar & Grill right up to Porter Brook Primary School.

One nearby worker told The Star that police had been seen from the early hours of the morning carrying out enquires.

Officers were seen searching the beer garden and the car park area of Portergate office block this morning

The pub opened as usual today.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police are appealing for information after a 20-year-old man suffered serious injuries during an incident in Sheffield.

“At around 7.20pm on Sunday, April 17, officers received a report that a man had been stabbed in the Pomona Street/Stalker Lees Road area of Sheffield.

“The man was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

“Officers are asking anyone who was in the Ecclesall Road area at the time and saw or heard anything suspicious to contact police.

Anyone with any information is being urged to call 101 quoting incident number 1003 of April 17, 2016.