Police update as 22 people injured in Sheffield street violence with 25 arrested

A total of 22 people were injured - ten of them seriously - in a violent clash in a Sheffield street.

Officers investigating reports of disorder among a large group of people in Sheffield are today appealing for witnesses and information.

At 2.25pm on Saturday police responded to reports of disorder among a large group of people at Woodbourn Road in Sheffield. It is reported that a large group of people were fighting in the street.

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South Yorkshire Police said 22 people suffered injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening and remain in hospital at this time.

Chief Superintendent Simon Wanless said: “Officers have been working through the night at the scene at Woodbourn Road and carrying out extensive enquiries including CCTV trawls.

“I would strongly encourage anyone with information about the incident to come forward. If you were in the area around the time of the incident and have CCTV, video or dashcam footage, please get in touch.

“You will see a heightened police presence in the area today and over the next few days. If anyone has any concerns or questions please do stop and speak to officers, they are there to help you.”

Twenty-five people have been arrested on suspicion of multiple violent disorder offences and are being questioned by police.

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Of the 22 people injured during the disorder, ten suffered serious injuries and remain in a stable condition in hospital.

A cordon remains in place at Woodbourn Road while officers continue to conduct further enquiries. Woodbourn Road is closed in both directions between the junctions with Worthing Road and Parkway Avenue. The public are asked to use alternative routes and plan their journeys accordingly.

Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and has any information can contact police online or via 101. Please quote incident number 364 of 25 May 2024 when you get in touch.