Huge police presence after ‘really bad assault’ in Rotherham

There is a huge police presence in Rotherham this evening after a ‘really bad assault' in the town centre.

An eyewitness said Bridgegate is currently closed along with the front entrance to Rotherham bus station.

Photo: Nasar Raoof.

Photo: Nasar Raoof.

Pictures on social media show a cordon set up near to the County pub.

READ MORE: Buses diverted after ‘major incident’ in Rotherham

The air ambulance has attended as have the fire service, who are believed to be dealing with a person on the roof of a nearby building.

At this stage it is not clear if the two incidents are related.

Photo: Nasar Raoof.

Photo: Nasar Raoof.

Stagecoach announced earlier that the number 19 service was currently diverting via Mansfield Road and Eastwood Lane.

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More to follow.