Further information sought to Sheffield incident

Date published: 18 June 2019 09:57
Dated: 02 May 2018 16:51:01

Detectives investigating an incident in Meersbrook Park last Thursday have released a description of man they are trying to identify.

At around 6.25pm on 26 April, officers responded to reports a 22-year-old man had suffered facial injuries from a firearms discharge in Meersbrook Park, Sheffield.

The 22-year-old sustained serious injuries in the incident and currently remains in hospital.

Detectives have been conducting enquiries in the area and are now trying to identify a man described as white, around 5ft 10incs tall, aged between 23-30-years-old, of a slim build and with a local accent.

He is believed to have dark brown shoulder length hair and to have been wearing a black jacket with the hood up, a camouflaged coloured top underneath the jacket, dark coloured jeans and carrying a rucksack.

Did you see a man matching this description in the area at the time?

Detective Constable Matthew Williams who is leading the investigation into the incident said: “I would like to offer my reassurance that a team of detectives are working to pursue a number of lines of enquiry, and I’d encourage anyone who saw someone matching this description to report it.

“I’d like to reiterate that incidents of this nature are not tolerated by police and we are committed to identifying and bringing offenders responsible before the courts.”

If you have any information about the incident, or saw any suspicious activity in and around Meersbrook Park on Thursday evening, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting incident number 773 of 26 April 2018.

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