Doncaster: Two dead and one injured as teen arrested over triple knife attack

29 January 2022, 13:09 | Updated: 29 January 2022, 13:57

A man and a teenager died in Doncaster town centre, with police launching a murder probe.
A man and a teenager have died in Doncaster town centre. Picture: Google Maps

By Sophie Barnett

A murder probe is under way in Doncaster after a 17-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man were stabbed to death in the town centre.

Detectives said an 18-year-old man was also stabbed in the incident, which unfolded in the early hours of Saturday morning outside a licensed premises in Silver Street. He remains in hospital with minor injuries.

Officers from South Yorkshire Police were called shortly after 2.30am to reports that two men and a teenager had been stabbed following a fight in the town centre.

Police and the ambulance service attended, and one of the men and the teenager were transported to hospital via ambulance.

The teenager, aged 17, sadly passed away in hospital, South Yorkshire Police said.

Despite the best efforts of police and paramedics, a further man, aged 21, was also sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers have arrested a 17-year-old this morning in connection with the incident and he remains in police custody.

Doncaster District Commander, Temp Chief Superintendent Ian Proffitt, said: “There is an increased police presence in Doncaster town centre today as we continue our investigation. Officers remain at the scene and are carrying out additional patrols as they conduct their enquiries.

“We know incidents like this can be really worrying for local communities, so if you have any concerns, please do go and speak to our officers - they are there to help and support you.”

A police cordon is in place around the junction of Silver Street, High Street, Hall Gate and Cleveland Street, and is likely to remain in place until tomorrow, police said.

The public are asked to continue to plan their routes accordingly and avoid this area where possible.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Oughton, leading the investigation, added: “We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the town centre in the early hours of this morning who might have witnessed what happened.

“If you were in the area at the time, if you saw what happened or if you think you may have mobile, CCTV or dashcam footage, please call 101 quoting incident number 135 of 29 January. Any information, however small, may assist us in bringing those responsible to justice.

“Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.”