Appeal for witnesses after serious assault in Rotherham

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Latest news in Yorkshire: Published March 11, 2019 11:53:42 AM

UPDATE 0715: 11/3/2019
Three people have this morning (Monday 11 March) been released under
investigation.
Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses and are asking anyone
with information to contact 101 quoting incident number 675 of Saturday
9 March.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a serious assault in
Rotherham town centre on Saturday 9 March which has left a man with
life-threatening injuries.

Officers were called to Bridgegate at around 4.30pm after reports of a
fight between a group of men outside The County pub, near to the
Rotherham Interchange.

A 38-year-old man was airlifted to hospital where he remains in a
critical condition.

Five people were arrested at the scene on suspicion of GBH with intent
and public order offences.

Three remain in custody this evening.

Two have been released under investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Palmer said investigations are ongoing:
“We are still establishing the circumstances around this incident. There
is some speculation online that this is linked to local football related
rivalries, however at this time we do not believe this to be the case.

“If you saw what happened yesterday afternoon or have any information
that might help us, please contact 101 quoting incident number 675 of
Saturday 9 March.”

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