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29th Jan 2022

Teen arrested after two die and another injured in Doncaster stabbing

Danny Jones

Doncaster stabbing

The third victim is still in hospital with minor injuries

A teenager has been arrested over the stabbing of three men in Doncaster town centre on Saturday. Two men have already died while a third remains in hospital with minor injuries.

The incident which took place in the early hours of January 29, approximately 2.39am, occurred outside a pub on Silver Street. A 21-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene and a 17-year-old later went on to die in a hospital.

The third victim, 18, is believed to be in a stable condition; a 17-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody. A police cordon will likely remain in place on the busy high street until Sunday.


While the identities of the individuals involved have not yet been released and the details surrounding the altercation are still unknown, it is believed that temper flared following a confrontation outside the pub.

Doncaster District Commander and temporary Chief Superintendent Ian Proffitt told Doncaster Free Press: “There is an increased police presence in Doncaster town centre today as we continue our investigation. Officers remain at the scene and are carrying out additional patrols as they conduct their enquiries.

“We know incidents like this can be really worrying for local communities, so if you have any concerns, please do go and speak to our officers – they are there to help and support you.”

Meanwhile, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Oughton, who is leading the investigation, has encouraged anyone who thinks they may have information to come forward: “If you were in the area at the time, if you saw what happened or if you think you may have mobile, CCTV or dashcam footage, please call 101 quoting incident number 135 of 29 January.

“Any information, however small, may assist us in bringing those responsible to justice. Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.”

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