Four arrested after weapons disturbance at Herringthorpe

Four arrested after weapons disturbance at Herringthorpe

By Gareth Dennison | 22/02/2021

Four arrested after weapons disturbance at Herringthorpe


FOUR people were arrested after a disturbance in Herringthorpe which led to Rotherham Hospital being locked down yesterday (Sunday).

Police were called to an incident involving a group of men — some armed with weapons — in Marlowe Road shortly before 2.30pm.

A force spokeswoman said: “On arrival of officers, a number of the men had already left the scene in a number of vehicles.

“One of the cars reportedly attended Rotherham Hospital shortly after, with some of the men requiring treatment. Further enquiries identified another vehicle which was seized by officers.

“There are currently two people in hospital with injuries, none of which are life-threatening.”

Men aged 22, 34 and 38 were arrested on suspicion of affray and a 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding. All four were still in police custody this afternoon.

A spokesman for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust said: “Due to an incident in Rotherham currently being investigated by South Yorkshire Police, for a short period of time there was restricted access and an increased police presence at Rotherham Hospital yesterday. 

“All our services are operating as usual.”

Witnesses or anyone with information to help the investigation are asked to call police on 101, incident 558 of February 21.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously via or 0800 555 111.

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