South Yorkshire man seriously injured in street mugging

The scene of the attack.
The scene of the attack.

A man was left seriously injured in a violent street mugging.

The 28-year-old was attacked by two men while he was walking along Thorpe Street, near to the junction with Barnsley Road, in Thorpe Hesley.

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He sustained serious injuries to his body and head in the incident and his mobile phone was stolen.

The attackers are believed to have pulled up in a silver Vauxhall Corsa before fleeing the scene in the same car.

Detectives are now appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened on Tuesday, May 29, at 9pm.

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Investigating officer PC Paul McIntyre said: “This was a violent attack that has left a man with very serious injuries.

“We have been making a number of enquiries in relation to the investigation and I would urge anyone with any information to please report it.

“I understand this incident will cause distress to our local communities, however I would like to offer my reassurance that we are committed to identifying and bringing those responsible to justice.”

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Information should be passed to police on 101 quoting incident number 979 of 29 May.

Anonymous information can also be given to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.