A GANG of youths pounced on two brothers, stabbing one in the leg and leaving them both injured during an unprovoked street attack.
The brothers, who have not been named, were with two other family members when they were approached by a group of four men on Laughton Road in Dinnington.
They were walking home from a night out when the attack, which police believe was unprovoked, happened at around 1.05am on September 27, close to the library.
A police spokesman said: "During the altercation between the two groups, the two brothers were injured, both receiving bruising to their heads and bodies and one receiving a 2cm stab wound to the top of his right leg.
“The victims were treated for their injuries at Rotherham General Hospital.”
The offenders fled in a taxi and police are appealing for the taxi driver to come forward. They say it would have been obvious to the driver that an incident had takebn place because of the crowd that gathered and also because one of the brothers’ group tried to stop the vehicle leaving.
“The taxi was a black/dark estate car and it would have been noticeable to the driver that an incident had taken place due to a gathering crowd in the area.
The suspects are described as four white males aged between 17 and 21 years-old. All appeared to be of slim build and of a similar height, approximately 5ft 6ins tall. Three of the suspects were wearing dark clothes and one suspect was wearing a white top.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Det Con Rachel Morton, Rotherham CID on 01709 832 265 or email firstname.lastname@example.org