Sheffield knifing suspect attacked by armed gang

Chief Superintendant Simon Torr
Chief Superintendant Simon Torr
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A MAN accused of stabbing a Sheffield woman in her home has been charged with attempted murder.

Mohammed Bilal, aged 25, of no fixed abode, is accused of knifing 32-year-old Shameen Iqbal at her house in Fulford Place, Darnall, on Wednesday, October 3.

He is also accused of wounding with intent, harassment and possession of an offensive weapon.

Bilal was remanded in custody when he appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court, to appear at Sheffield Crown Court later this month.

Police are continuing to investigate an attack on Bilal on Sunday, although have not said whether the incidents are connected.

Witnesses say Bilal was assaulted by a group armed with baseball bats outside a house on St Ronan’s Road, Nether Edge, at 11.25pm.

A number of people have contacted police, some saying Bilal was knocked unconscious.

One man, who declined to be named, said: “Mohammed went outside his house for a cigarette and as soon as he stepped outside the front door, there were about half a dozen men with baseball bats who knocked him to the floor and tried to drag him to a van.

“He was knocked unconscious and an ambulance was called.”

Ch Supt Simon Torr, Sheffield district policing commander, said: “There are a number of people involved as witnesses or potential assailants.

“We are working our way through the evidence.”

n Anyone with information about the assault on St Ronan’s Road should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 5555111.