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Sheffield Tesco attack: Staff's bravery praised as two hurt

Police incident in Sheffield Image copyright Richard Atkin
Image caption The incident happened at a store in Savile Street

Police have praised the bravery of shop staff who detained a man armed with a screwdriver after two people were injured.

The assault happened inside a Tesco store on Savile Street, Sheffield, at about 13:30 GMT.

A woman, 58, and a man, 45, were treated at hospital for minor facial injuries, South Yorkshire Police said.

A man, 23, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is in custody.

Ch Supt Stuart Barton said: "Staff inside the store acted incredibly quickly, giving immediate medical attention to the man and woman who were injured.

"Other staff members then detained the offender, removing the screwdriver from him, ensuring he couldn't leave the store before police arrived.

"They were incredibly brave in doing so."

The store has been evacuated and remains closed.

Image caption Police are investigating the attack

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