Police appeal for information as man in critical condition after Sheffield assault

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Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in a Sheffield street.

South Yorkshire Police say the 23-year-old man remains in a critical condition in hospital following the assault in Staniforth Road, Darnell, on Saturday, June 8. The road was closed as emergency services rushed to the scene to treat the man and carry out enquiries.

The force says an investigation is underway and officers are appealing to anyone who has any information, CCTV or dashcam footage that could help with the investigation to come forward.

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A spokesperson said: "We were called by the ambulance service yesterday (8 June) at 4.36pm to reports of a serious assault on Staniforth Road, in the Darnall area of Sheffield.

"A 23-year-old man was assaulted and suffered serious head injuries. The 23-year-old was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition. Staniforth Road was closed for a short period of time yesterday while officers conducted their work and has since reopened.

"An investigation us underway and a team of officers are carrying out a number of extensive enquires to establish the circumstances of the incident. Our neighbourhood officers are undertaking patrols in the area over the coming days. Anyone with concerns is encouraged to stop and talk to officers who are there to support the local community.

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"We are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward. If you were in the area at the time of the incident, have CCTV or dashcam footage that could assist officers with their enquiries, please get in touch."

Anyone with any information should call 101 or contact the police online here quoting the incident number 609 of June 8, 2024. CCTV or dashcam footage should be submitted to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.