Two men sustained serious head and facial injuries after a brutal attack outside a town centre pub.
The men, aged 50 and 43, remain in hospital where their condition is described as serious but stable following the incident that happened at 12.15am yesterday outside the Salutation Hotel, South Parade.
Officers have arrested three men, two aged 24 and one aged 25, on suspicion of assault following the attack.
A spokesman from South Yorkshire Police said officers were questioning the three men arrested yesterday.
The spokesman said: “Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident or an altercation that took place a few minutes earlier outside the St Leger Tavern, Silver Street.”
A police tape cordon was in place yesterday morning outside the pub as investigations continued into the attack.
Anyone with information is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 14 of 5 January 2015.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.