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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after teenage boy stabbed in Sheffield

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a boy was stabbed in Sheffield city centre. A 14-year-old boy was left with wounds on his neck following an attack in Norfolk Street at around 4.20pm on Tuesday, September 12.

The teenager needed medical assistance and was taken to hospital where his injuries were “serious but not believed to be life-threatening”, officers say.

South Yorkshire Police say the incident happened close by the Town Hall and a cordon was out in place while enquiries were carried out. Detectives later made an arrest on Friday, September 15. A 48 year old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody.

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A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Officers and detectives investigating have today (15 September) arrested a 48-year-old man from Sheffield. He remains in police custody. Following our initial appeal, we are still keen to speak to anyone who may have any information, mobile phone footage or CCTV footage of the incident.

“Anyone with any information they believe can assist us with our enquiries is asked to report online or by calling 101 quoting incident number 657 of 12 September 2023. If you have footage, you can email this to and put the incident number as your email subject.”

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