Two men injured in Aston and Swallownest suspected stabbings

TWO young men have been hospitalised with stab wounds after separate incidents last night (Sunday) within the space of ten minutes.

Police were called to McColl’s convenience store in Aston at around 8.15pm to reports of a disturbance in the car park.

It is reported that a group of men with their faces covered approached two parked cars and assaulted a 21-year-old man, before leaving the scene. 

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The man was taken to hospital, where he was treated for suspected stab injuries to his arm and ribs, police said. 

Officers then received information about another reported stabbing, which had happened outside Del’s Convenience store in Swallownest around ten minutes before the Aston incident. 

An 18-year-old man was treated at hospital for suspected slash wounds to his hands and leg. 

Both victims remained in hospital in a stable condition this morning. 

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A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the incidents were believed to be connected and officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. 

Contact 101 quoting incident 886 of September 23. Or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.