All Doncaster's shootings, stabbings and rapes in shocking summer of violence

Doncaster has seen a shocking summer of violence with a string of shootings, stabbings, rapes, sexual assaults and other violent crimes in recent months.

By Darren Burke
Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 5:15 pm

There have been at least a dozen separate gun related incidents while numerous people have been injured in the carnage.

While some of the incidents are unconnected, South Yorkshire Police have been probing a number of the attacks to an ongoing gang feud which has seen rival groups wage war across the town.

Add a series of rapes and sexual assaults into the terrifying mix of gun and knife crime and it paints for a shocking picture of crime in Doncaster across 2021.

There have been a string of violent incidents in Doncaster across the summer.

Here are just some of the incidents that police have had to deal with this year.


March 29: Shots are fired at a house in Broxholme Lane, Wheatley. Windows are broken in the night time attack

April 10: A woman is raped in St Aidan's Church yard Wheatley Hills

April 12: A house in Maple Avenue, Cantley, is attacked by gunmen. Armed response officers are deployed and two people are arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

A short time later, officers receive reports of an abandoned vehicle, a blue Subaru Forester on Mill Street, Armthorpe. A number of weapons are located at the scene.

April 29: A house and three cars in Malvern Road, Intake are shot at. No one is injured in the incident.

May 6: A man, 30, is seriously injured in a shooting at a house in Aldesworth Road, Cantley with Graham Del Mar, 52, charged with attempted murder.

A 15-year-old boy and two men aged 18 and 27, who were arrested are released under investigation.

May 16: Residents living in Thorne Road and Winchester Avenue, Wheatley report hearing a ‘volley of gunfire’ as windows are shot throught at another property.

May 18: Shots are fired at the house on Aldesworth Road again, and the property set alight. A car parked outside the house is also damaged.

May 20: A house in Barnby Dun Road, Wheatley is sealed off after a house and car are fired at by men with guns

May 21: A number of properties in Exeter Road, Wheatley have windows shattered after men open fire in the street.

June 6: A 15 and 16 year old are arrested after shots are fired at a house in Thorpehall Road, Edenthorpe.

June 10: Shots are fired at a house in Chalmers Drive, Clay Lane following an earlier incident in which drivers of cars faced off with weapons following a collision.

June 17: Two men are seriously injured after a machete attack at a gym in Skellow

June 23: Three people are taken to hospital after a stabbing outside a pizza shop in Dunsville

July 14: A man was arrested after the attempted rape of a 17-year-old girl in Elmfield Park in broad daylight

August 1: An 18-year-old woman was attacked in Armthorpe Road near to Doncaster Royal Infirmary. A man has appeared in court charged with attempted rape.

August 8: A path leading to the Trans Pennine Trail from Centurion Way, Bentley was sealed off after a woman in her 20s, was raped

August 13: A man in his 60s suffers serious injuries after being stabbed in Somerset Road, Hyde Park

August 16: A man is attacked with weapons by a gang outside the Broadway Hotel in Dunscroft

August 18: A man, 24, is seriously injured after being shot in Bentley Road.

August 23: Police in Doncaster reveal they are investigating two rapes on the same day while in a separate incident a man perforfmed a sex act in front of a shocked dog walker.

August 25: A 51 year-old man was injured after a number of separate shootings in the Milner Road area of Balby

September 1: A 45-year-old man is taken to hospital with stab wounds following an incident near to Doncaster Interchange.

September 11: A man in his 20s is seriously injured after a reported machete attack in Thorne Road