Doncaster stabbings: Man, 21, and boy, 17, dead and third teenager injured after fight on town's main party street
South Yorkshire Police have confirmed that a 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy have died and another teenager has been seriously hurt in a stabbing outside a Doncaster bar.
The 18-year-old remains in hospital after the incident on Silver Street, home to many of Doncaster's late night bars, at 2.39am on Saturday morning.
South Yorkshire Police said: "Police were called at 2.39am to reports that three men had been stabbed following an altercation outside a pub in Silver Street.
"Officers attended the scene alongside the ambulance service, and two of the men were transported to hospital via ambulance, where one of the men, aged 17, sadly passed away.
"An 18-year-old remains in hospital with minor injuries. Despite the best efforts of police and paramedics, a further man, aged 21, was also sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
"Officers have arrested an 17-year-old man this morning in connection with the incident, who remains in police custody."
Doncaster's district commander, 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.”
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 Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.”
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. The public are asked to continue to plan their routes accordingly and avoid this area where possible.