Third man charged in connection to Rotherham assault

Date published: 23 April 2018 11:40
Dated: 23 April 2018 12:37:24

Yesterday evening (Sunday 22 April), officers charged a third man in connection with two reported incidents in Rotherham and Sheffield on Wednesday 18 April.

Darren Fletcher, 24, of Beck Road, Sheffield, was charged with section 18 assault, racially aggravated damage and dangerous driving in connection to the incident in Rotherham.

At around 7pm a black one series BMW is reported to have pulled up on Wellgate and three men got of the car, approaching a black Audi A3.

The driver of the Audi, 19-years-old, is then reported to have been punched in the face and also sustained a stab wound to his back.

The Audi’s windscreen was then allegedly smashed and racist comments made towards the occupants of the car, before all three men got back into the BMW and fled the scene.

The 19-year-old attended hospital to be treated for his injuries and has since been discharged.

Fletcher was also charged with threats to commit damage in connection to an incident in Shiregreen in Sheffield later that Wednesday evening (18 April). He has been remanded into custody until his appearance before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today (Monday 23 April).

At around 8.45pm, two men pulled up on Bellhouse Road on a motorbike, reportedly in possession of a firearm.

The men allegedly made threats with the firearm while on the bike, to an occupant at an address on the street demanding money.

There are not believed to have been any shots fired and no injuries have been reported.

Two other men Aaron Casey, 24, of Deerlands Avenue, Sheffield, and Louis Barker, 26, of North Hill Road, Sheffield, have similarly been charged with section 18 wounding (Grievous Bodily Harm), racially aggravated criminal damage and possession of a bladed article in relation to the assault.

Barker and Casey have also been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in connection to the incident in Shiregreen. The men appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Friday 20 April and currently remain in police custody.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to report it either by calling police on 101, or anonymously calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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