Man left seriously injured following assault in Sheffield

Detectives have launched an investigation after a 22-year-old man was found with serious injuries in a Sheffield street.

At around 2.30pm yesterday afternoon (Monday 6 November) the man was found on Blackstock Road, Gleadless, with serious injuries to his back and lower body, thought to have been caused by a knife.

The man was taken to hospital where he currently remains in a stable condition.

Detective Sergeant Jamie Smith said: “Our initial enquiries into this incident suggest that the man walked on to Blackstock Road to seek help from members of the public, following an assault by a group of men.

“At this time, it is not yet clear where the exact assault took place, however I’d like to urge anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in that area yesterday afternoon to get in touch with us.

“Our enquiries are continuing in the area today and we are liaising with the victim to ascertain the exact circumstances of the incident.

“If you have any information that could assist with our enquiries, or saw what happened, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting incident number 539 of 6 November 2017.”