In Doncaster, a murder investigation has been launched following the deaths of a 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy.
Detectives confirmed that an 18-year-old guy was also attacked during the wee hours of Saturday morning just outside the Silver Street liquor store. He’s still in the hospital, but his injuries aren’t serious.
South Yorkshire Police were alerted to claims that three people had been stabbed during a brawl in the town center soon after 2.30 am. One of the guys and the teenager were taken to a local hospital by ambulance after being found by police as well as the emergency services. According to South Yorkshire Police, the 17-year-old died in hospital.
A second victim, a 21-year-old guy, was declared dead on the spot despite the tireless efforts of emergency personnel. This morning, authorities apprehended a 17-year-old for involvement with the crime, and he is now being held in custody by officers.
Ian Proffitt, Temp Chief Superintendent, and Doncaster District Commander stated-
“There is an increased police presence in Doncaster town center today as we continue our investigation. Officers remain at the scene and are carrying out additional patrols as they conduct their inquiries. “We know incidents like this can be really worrying for local communities, so if you have any concerns, please do go and speak to our officers – they are there to help and support you.”
The intersection of High Street, Silver Street, Cleveland Street, and Hall Gate is now surrounded by a police cordon, which is expected to stay in place until tomorrow, according to police. The general population is urged to maintain their current route planning and to steer clear of this region at all costs.
Mark Oughton, Detective Chief Inspector leading the inquiry said-
“We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the town center in the early hours of this morning who might have witnessed what happened. “If you were in the area at the time, if you saw what happened or if you think you may have mobile, CCTV or dashcam footage, please call 101 quoting incident number 135 of 29 January. Any information, however small, may assist us in bringing those responsible to justice.
“Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.”
The murder has sent Doncaster into a state of shock and law officials are urging anyone with any piece of information to come forward and help the case.