Man wanted after Thurnscoe assault

Steven Watkins is wanted by police.
Steven Watkins is wanted by police.

Police are hunting a man in connection with an alleged stabbing in Thurnscoe.

Officers have released a picture of suspect Steven Watkins, 29, after a 33-year-old man suffered stab wounds in an attack in Houghton Road on Sunday, September 28.

The victim was taken to hospital and has since been discharged home.

Police have circulated posters of Watkins in the area as they step up their search for him.

Members of the public should not approach the suspect but are asked to contact police if they spot him or have information as to his whereabouts.

A police spokeswoman said: “Police have been carrying out extensive searches in the area to find him and have carried out a number of search warrants at addresses in Thurnscoe, to no avail.

“Officers from the safer neighbourhood team will circulate posters of Watkins to all local shops, pubs and other public areas.

“Anyone who has information about his current whereabouts should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 510 0f 13 November 2014.

“Alternatively, they can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”