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Two fight for life after Sheffield bar stabbing

Two men are fighting for their lives after a New Year's Day knife attack in a Sheffield bar.

The men, both in their 20s, were among five injured when violence flared at Crystal on Carver Street at around 2.20am this morning.

The five men were all taken to hospital with knife or slash wounds, with two of the victims said to have suffered life threatening injuries. Their conditions are described as critical but stable.

The other three men were treated for superficial injuries.

"A number of people have been injured following an incident in Sheffield city centre overnight.

"At around 2.20am this morning, emergency services were called to Crystal Bar in Carver Street in the city centre, following reports of an altercation in which several people had suffered stab or slash wounds.

"Five men in their 20s were taken to hospital, where three of the men were found to have superficial injuries.

"Two of the men suffered life-threatening injuries and remain in hospital in a critical but stable condition

"An investigation is in its early stages and officers remain in the Carver Street area carrying out enquiries."

– South Yorkshire Police spokesperson

Crime scene investigation officers are carrying out a search of the bar today and CCTV footage is being examined in a bid to trace those involved.

The police have closed the bar and a copy of a temporary closure notice has been posted outside Crystal. The notice states that the closure is needed to 'prevent nuisance or disorder' associated with the venue.

The closure of the bar will be discussed tomorrow by Sheffield magistrates.

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Harrogate stabbing victim 'stable' in hospital

A man in his 30's was stabbed on Cheltenham Crescent, near the junction with Oxford Street, in Harrogate, early this morning. Police say he was injured on his back and arms.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding, and a 26-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both are in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Harrogate Serious Crime Team by calling 101 and selecting option 2, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote reference 12150180052.

Police hunting Scunthorpe knifeman release CCTV images

Police have released CCTV stills of a man they want to speak to urgently after two men sustained stab wounds in the Frodingham Road area of Scunthorpe earlier today.

CCTV image of man police want to speak to in connection with Scunthorpe double stabbing Credit: Humberside Police
CCTV image of man police want to speak to in connection with Scunthorpe double stabbing Credit: Humberside Police

Officers were called to the scene at around 1pm following an altercation in the Frodingham Road area between Porter Street and Percival Street.

A 20-year-old man was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital and a 29-year-old was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary - both having sustained serious non-life threatening injuries.

Police are appealing for help to trace a white male, aged between 18 to 24, and around 6 feet tall with short brown hair in a crew cut style, wearing a blue hooded top, blue jogging bottoms and black trainers, who was seen running from the area.

“We are treating this matter extremely seriously and have a large number of resources in the area carrying out enquiries to locate and arrest the third man involved in the altercation.

“The altercation was a contained incident involving three people who were clearly known to one another. As a consequence the outstanding man is not believed to pose any danger to the wider public.

“We appreciate that the community will be alarmed by the incident and we will be providing reassurance and support with extra high visibility patrols in the area."

– Det. Chief Insp Bob Clark, Humberside Police
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