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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."
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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A man is being treated in hospital after he was stabbed in Skegness in the early hours of Sunday. He was first taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital and is now in Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.
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 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.
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."
Two men were taken to hospital last night with stab wounds after an incident in Boston.
Police and ambulance were called to a house in West Street just after 7pm where it is believed there had been an altercation and two men were injured. They were taken to the town's Pilgrim Hospital for treatment.
Three men have been arrested in connection with the inciden and. West Street was closed off whilst it was examined as a crime scene.
A 27-year-old man is hospital being treated for a serious stab wound after an incident this lunchtime in Bransley.
Police were called at around 12.55pm to reports a man had been injured in Wellington Crescent, in Worsbrough. His injury is not believed to be life-threatening.
It is reported that the 27-year-old man was in an altercation with another man. The second man is thought to have left the scene and officers are now trying to find him.
A 38-year-old man from Bradford is in a serious but stable condition after he was stabbed outside a pub in Crag Road, in Shipley, and taken to Leeds General Infirmary.
Three men aged 33, 38 and 39 along with a 38-year-old woman, all from Bradford, were arrested on suspicion of assault.
The assault took place around 6:30pm on Wednesday 21 August and anyone with further information is asked to call Airedale and North Bradford CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.**