Doncaster stabbings: 17-year-old boy and 21-year-old man killed in town centre

Also, an 18-year-old man sustained minor injuries in the incident outside a bar

Lamiat Sabin
Saturday 29 January 2022 13:29
<p>Police on Silver Street in Doncaster</p>

Police on Silver Street in Doncaster

A murder investigation has been launched after a teenage boy and a man were stabbed to death in Doncaster town centre.

A 17-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man died following an altercation that took place outside a licensed venue on Silver Street in the early hours of this morning (29 January).

Police officers and ambulances were called to the scene at 2.39am.

The 17-year-old died in hospital and the 21-year-old was prounounced dead at the scene, police said.

South Yorkshire Police detectives said an 18-year-old man was also stabbed in the incident. He is in hospital with minor injuries.

Officers have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with the incident and he remains in police custody.

A cordon has been erected around the junction of Silver Street, High Street, Hall Gate and Cleveland Street, and is likely to remain in place until tomorrow, the force said.

Members of the public are being asked to plan their routes accordingly and avoid this area where possible.

Doncaster district commander, temporary chief superintendent Ian Proffitt, said: “There is an increased police presence in Doncaster town centre today as we continue our investigation. Officers remain at the scene and are carrying out additional patrols as they conduct their inquiries.

“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.”

Detective chief inspector Mark Oughton, leading the investigation, added: “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 January 29. 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.”

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