Knifeman stabs boy, 17, and man, 21, to death and wounds 18-year-old in early hours rampage in Doncaster town centre
- A 17-year-old has been arrested following the incident in Doncaster Town Centre
- A 21-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a 17-year old later died in hospital. A third victim, an 18-year-old man, is in hospital with minor injuries
- South Yorkshire Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward
A 17-year-old man has been arrested after two men were killed and a third injured in a stabbing spree in Doncaster town centre in the early hours of Saturday morning.
South Yorkshire Police were called to the scene outside a licensed premises on Silver Street at 02:39, where a 21-year-old man was pronounced dead.
A 17-year-old and 18-year-old were transported to hospital, where the 17-year-old later died.
The 18-year-old victim remains in hospital with minor injuries.
The 17-year-old man arrested by police remains in custody.
South Yorkshire Police were called to the scene outside a licensed premises on Silver Street at 02:39, where a 21-year-old man was pronounced dead
Doncaster District Commander, Temp Chief Superintendent Ian Proffitt said there will be increased police presence in Doncaster town centre today as a result of the ongoing investigation.
‘We know incidents like this can be really worrying for local communities, so if you have any concerns, please do go and speak to our officers – they are there to help and support you,’ he added.
A police cordon is in place around the junction of Silver Street, High Street, Hall Gate and Cleveland Street.
Police are asking the public to avoid the area where possible, and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
A police cordon is in place around the junction of Silver Street, High Street, Hall Gate and Cleveland Street
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Oughton, leading the investigation, said: ‘We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the town centre in the early hours of this morning who might have witnessed what happened.
‘If you were in the area at the time, if you saw what happened or if you think you may have mobile, CCTV or dashcam footage, please call 101 quoting incident number 135 of 29 January.
‘Any information, however small, may assist us in bringing those responsible to justice.
‘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.’