Two people arrested for attempted murder following stabbings in Sheffield city centre

Police CSI officers inspect blood stained clothes outside Yates's in Barkers Pool in Sheffield following multiple stabbings overnight. Picture Dean Atkins
Police CSI officers inspect blood stained clothes outside Yates's in Barkers Pool in Sheffield following multiple stabbings overnight. Picture Dean Atkins

Two people have been arrested for attempted murder following stabbings in Sheffield city centre.

Police are investigating two separate fights which broke out during the early hours of this morning. in which three people were stabbed and a man was hit over the head with a bottle.

Detectives believe the two fights are linked and possibly involve the same people.

The first fight was reported to police at about 4am in Cambridge Street, and then at 5.53am officers received reports of another brawl in Carver Street, in which three people were stabbed and a man was hit over the head with a bottle.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Five people are confirmed as injured, with one person in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

"Four people have been arrested and are now in police custody. Of these four, two have been arrested in connection with attempted murder, and two in connection with public order offences."

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A number of streets, including Cambridge Street, Carver Street/Division Street and Barker's Pool, remain cordoned off. There is also no access to Bethell Walk.

Forensic officers have been examining the scene and were seen removing a white blood stained shirt from the area.

Witnesses are urged to call 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.