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Sheffield bus passengers set upon with dog and knife in unprovoked attack

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A bus passenger was stabbed and suffered a broken pelvis in an unprovoked attack in which another man was bitten by a dog.

The two men, aged 63 and 55, were on the X30 Handsworth service leaving Sheffield on the Parkway when an altercation broke out with a man and a woman who had got on the bus at Arundel Gate.

They had a Staffordshire bull terrier with them and attacked the two men. The 63-year-old was stabbed in the arm and broke his pelvis. The 55-year-old was bitten on the arm and suffered a cut to his neck.

Their attackers – thought to be in their early twenties – then jumped off the bus and headed across the Parkway in the direction of Park Hill flats.

The incident happened at around 9pm on June 16. South Yorkshire Police are now appealing for witnesses.

This incident appears to have been unprovoked and resulted in both men receiving nasty injuries.

We have carried out extensive enquiries, including reviewing CCTV and interviewing potential witnesses, however this has not led us to a positive identification of the suspects.

It happened on the night that England played Wales in the Euros and we are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

– South Yorkshire Police



CCTV images released after Sheffield shop worker attacked

Police are appealing for help to identify men from CCTV images after a shop worker was attacked.

The shop worker had challenged three suspected thieves after alcohol was taken from Steers Beers in Burngreave Road, Sheffield.

The man suffered a serious injury to his shoulder during the assault and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Officers investigating the matter believe the men in the CCTV images could hold important information about the incident.

Rotherham whistleblower: town 'needs to move on'

The woman who exposed the Rotherham abuse scandal has said the town 'needs to move on', following the publication of a report which says child abuse and exploitation was not given priority by South Yorkshire Police.

Jayne Senior, who founded the charity Risky Business to work with vulnerable young people, said that the situation in Rotherham is not unique. Speaking to ITV Calendar she described it child sexual exploitation as an issue that is "happening all across the UK and we need to get a handle on it."

Commenting that there have been 'quite significant improvements' in the way victims are handled since she began her work in 1999, Jayne added that she hopes senior managers can learn from the mistakes that were made in Rotherham.

The youth worker, whose whistleblowing led to the scandal finally being uncovered, said officers who have been highlighted as being involved must be brought to justice, but added that it is difficult for the town to move forward while ever there are ongoing investigations and reports due to be published.

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