BARNSLEY STABBING: Everything we know so far about the knife attack

Yesterday's events in Barnsley sent shockwaves through the town and made headlines the world over.

Sunday, 9th September 2018, 14:48 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th September 2018, 14:57 pm
Police at the scene of a stabbing at Cheapside, Barnsley..8th September 2018 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Here is everything we know so far about what happened on a dramatic day in the South Yorkshire town.

- At 8.20am police were called to reports following reports that a man had been stabbed in Barnsley town centre. READ MORE

Police investigators cordon off sections of Barnsley town centre after a stabbing.

- Officers then received numerous further reports of an individual in the town centre with a knife.

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- One man suffered minor injuries but so far no other injuries have been reported to the police.

- Some shops in the town centre were put '˜on lockdown' following the incident, but reopened later that morning.

- A 28-year-old woman was arrested in the town's train station on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.

Abdul Razzaq, 43, who confronted a woman after she produced a huge kitchen knife in Barnsley town centre and shouted "kill, kill, kill, kill" as she stabbed one man in the shoulder and then walked around the busy streets. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

- A market trader was hailed a hero after he confronted the woman as she brandished the knife and shouted '˜kill, kill, kill'. Abdul Razzaq, aged 43, -confronted the woman and then convinced her to put down the knife before police officers made the arrest. READ MORE 

- Several scenes of crime were put in place along with a high-visibility police presence in Barnsley town centre and at Barnsley Football Club.

- An investigation was begun to establish if the incident was isolated and whether the individual acted alone.

- South Yorkshire Police revealed they were being assisted in the investigation by counter-terrorism officers. READ MORE

Police at the scene of a stabbing at Cheapside, Barnsley..8th September 2018 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

- They later said that the woman was now being '˜assessed from a mental health perspective'. READ MORE

- Barnsley's top policeman, Chief Inspector Chris Foster, said he was '˜really proud' of his officers' '˜brilliant effort' throughout the day. READ MORE

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 246 of 8 September 2018.