Additional patrols in Meadowhall following double-stabbing

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Police are conducting additional patrols in Meadowhall Shopping Centre following a stabbing that left two men requiring hospital treatment

Police were called to the centre at 6.23pm yesterday (2 January) after a group of young men, who were known to each other, reportedly got into an altercation.

Two 19-year-olds were stabbed during the incident and taken to hospital. One of the men suffered a minor injury and has been discharged.

The other man suffered a serious injury. He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Two men, aged 24 and 20, are in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm (GBH).

A cordon was put in place inside the shopping centre in the immediate aftermath of the altercation but has since been removed.

An investigation is underway and officers from the dedicated Meadowhall policing team will continue to carry out additional patrols in the centre alongside other force resources.

Sergeant Clare Coe, of Meadowhall Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We want to assure the public that we are taking this incident incredibly seriously.

“No one expects to encounter this kind of violence while out shopping and we simply will not tolerate knife crime anywhere in our communities.

“We are reviewing CCTV footage, speaking to witnesses and working in conjunction with our partners at Meadowhall to progress enquiries.

“Officers will be out and about over the course of today and tomorrow conducting additional patrols in the centre and I would urge any shoppers or workers to speak to them about any concerns or queries they have.”

If you have any information which may assist officers with their investigation, please report it to us by calling 101 and quoting incident number 728 of 2 January 2024. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers on Freephone 0800 555 111 or complete a simple and secure anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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