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Hexthorpe stabbing latest

The scene in Hexthorpe on August 31 after a fight broke involving a group of Polish men and a group of Slovakian men, leading to two men getting stabbed. Picture by resident Stuart Boardman

The scene in Hexthorpe on August 31 after a fight broke involving a group of Polish men and a group of Slovakian men, leading to two men getting stabbed. Picture by resident Stuart Boardman

 

This was the scene in Hexthorpe, after a fight broke out between a group of Poles and Slovaks which led to two men being stabbed.

Police have confirmed that investigations are continuing in to the incident.

The disturbance occurred at around 6.30pm yesterday evening on Hexthorpe Street.

The wounded men are continuing to receive hospital treatment for their injuries, which are not life threatening.

Officers arrested three men on suspicion of affray, and another on suspicion of wounding, and all four men are still in custody.

Police say they are trying to tackle the disorder by putting on extra patrols, and with mounted officers currently patrolling the Hexthorpe area.

Superintendent Natalie Shaw, responsible for policing in Doncaster, said: “Incidents of this nature are relatively rare but we understand they can have a huge impact on the local community.

“We have increased the number of officers patrolling in the Hexthorpe area to offer a visible presence and reassurance to the community.

“I would encourage members of the public to approach officers if they have any information or concerns.

“We will take robust action against anyone who involves themselves in these types of incidents.

“We are committed to keeping people safe from harm and will work together with other agencies to take positive action against those responsible.”

Many residents have spoken out on social media over their concerns about the escalating tensions in Hexthorpe.

Linda Wrafter said: “Its the old people of Hexthorpe i feel sorry for, lived their all their lives and have to end their lives living in fear of leaving their homes,listening to this lot all hours of the day ,I drove through last week and its a scary place.”

Bev Chapman commented: “It’s got to be time something was done here, for the sake of the decent people that are left in Hexthorpe. The kids carry knives, never mind the adults, what chance have we got?!”

Leebec Wallett Roper wrote: “What world have I brought my kids into. It just gets worse and worse every day . We’re all supposed to be human not fighting machines.”

Anyone with information is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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