Men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after series of Doncaster assaults

Two men have been arrested by police on suspicion of attempted murder after a series of assaults in Doncaster this morning.

Saturday, 12th December 2020, 9:35 pm

A 29-year-old man has been taken to hospital with ‘serious injuries’ according to police after he was found injured on Cleveland Street at 4.11am today (Saturday, December 12).

Officers were called early this morning after it was believed the victim had been involved in a disturbance prior to police arriving at the scene.

Two men, aged 26 and 29 have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in police custody.

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Police cordoned off a section of Hexthorpe Road at the junction with Stone Close Avenue in Hexthorpe.

It comes after there was another assault in Doncaster earlier that night, which officers believed to be linked.

A 29-year-old man was assaulted on Urban Road in Hexthorpe at around 3.57am on the same morning (December 12) and had to be taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

He is now said to be in a stable condition in hospital, while witnesses reported seeing two vehicles leaving the scene.

Around the same time, police also received a report of a number of vehicles being abandoned on Greenfield Lane.

A 29-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was assaulted on Urban Road in Hexthorpe this morning (December 12). Photo: Wiktor Bucki.

Officers state that there is no wider risk to the public and enquiries remain ongoing.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything at either location to contact them by calling 101 and quoting incident number 142 of December 12 when reporting information.

Alternatively, people can report sightings and footage anonymously to charity Crimestoppers by calling the organisation on 0800 555 111 or filling in an online form on their website.

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