Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Attempt murder arrests after five hurt in Sheffield stabbings

Road closures in Sheffield
Image caption Police are treating the stabbings in Sheffield as linked

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after five people were injured in two linked stabbings in Sheffield city centre.

The first fight happened at about 04:00 BST with reports of a second fight on Cambridge Street two hours later in which three people were stabbed.

One person, who was seriously injured, has undergone surgery and remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Two other people are being held over public order offences.

Image caption The stabbings took place in the city centre
Image caption A number of roads were closed while carried out inquiries

South Yorkshire Police said the incidents were not terrorism-related but are believed to be linked, possibly involving the same individuals.

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