Police were called at 4.38am on Thursday March 10 following reports that a man had been injured outside the Queer Junction nightclub in Moorfoot.
The 35-year-old victim was taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. He is now in stable condition and his injuries are not considered life threatening.
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Now police have confirmed a 27-year-old man was arrested on Thursday evening on suspicion of assault. He remains in custody at this time.
Investigations are ongoing, but police believe it was a targeted incident and not a hate crime. Officers are not currently looking for anyone in connection with the incident at this time.
Inspector Danielle Spencer, of South Yorkshire Police’s Sheffield Central Ward Team, said: ‘I know incidents like this can be really concerning to the local community, and I would like to reassure people that this is not a hate crime against any group within our community, and we believe this is an isolated incident with no risk to the general public.
“There will always be an increased police presence in the city center over the weekend.
“If you have any concerns about anything you see downtown, or know of anyone carrying a knife, please continue to report it to us.
Anyone with information that could help police investigations is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 112 of 10 March, or report to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.
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This notice was published: 2022-03-11 22:16:24