UPDATE: Teenager released on bail as investigation into Sheffield park stabbing continues

Date published: 04 August 2022 13:51
Dated: 28 July 2022 10:38:25

A 13-year-old boy arrested yesterday (Wednesday 27 July) on suspicion of attempted murder in connection to a stabbing in a Sheffield park has been bailed with conditions and placed on curfew.

The teenager, from Sheffield, has been released on bail after South Yorkshire Police sought advice from the Crown Prosecution Service. The investigation is continuing.

The victim, a 13-year-old girl, remains in hospital in a stable condition, and is expected to be discharged today (Thursday 28 July).

Police were called at around 9pm on Tuesday (26 July) to reports a 13-year-old girl had been stabbed.

Officers attended the scene. The victim was taken to hospital via ambulance after suffering a stab wound to her abdomen.

Detective Superintendent Nikki Leach said: “We know that this incident will have caused deep concern amongst the local community and beyond. We are satisfied that there is no wider risk to the public.

“Officers remain at the scene today and can reassure the public on their safety. This was an isolated incident and we would urge people not to be concerned about a wider threat to their safety.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 991 of 26 July or report online using our online reporting portal or live chat function.

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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