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APPEAL: Special Constable injured in Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police have launched an investigation after a Special Constable was injured with a suspected stolen car in Sheffield.


Details of Incident

Dashcam appeal after robberies leave Special Constable injured in Sheffield.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a Special Constable was injured with a suspected stolen car in Sheffield last night (28 September 2022).

Officers were called to a report of a road traffic collision involving a black BMW and a red Corsa at around 9.45pm on Penistone Road, at the junction with KFC.

Four or five males left the black BMW, believed to have been stolen from Fulwood yesterday afternoon, on foot before one of the males, armed with a suspected firearm, ran and robbed a red Ford SMAX from a member of the public and drove it the wrong way down Penistone Road. 

Shortly afterwards, the male in the Ford SMAX left the vehicle and ran across the same road to rob a silver Tiguan from another member of the public, driving away towards Bradfield Road. A Special Constable, who came across the incident whilst on duty, ended up injured after being in collision with the Tiguan.

He remains in hospital at this time with thankfully, minor injuries. 

A 26-year-old man from Sheffield has been arrested on suspicion of burglary, robbery and attempted murder. He remains in custody at this time. 

Two women in the red Corsa were taken to hospital where they received treatment for minor injuries and were later discharged.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Knowles, overseeing the investigation, said: "Last night affected a number of people in the city centre and have no doubt caused some real concern in the community but I would like to reassure the public that we're doing all we can to find those responsible and work out the sequence of events that may have led up to the incidents on Penistone Road.

"Members of the public in three different cars were left both injured and shaken and one of our Special Constables, who volunteer to make the streets safer in their own time, is currently in hospital with injuries which are thankfully not too serious. 

"We're urging anyone who may have been travelling on Penistone Road between 9.45pm and 10pm last night to get in touch. In particular, we want to hear from anyone who may have dashcam footage as it may greatly assist with our on-going investigation which is already gathering pace.

"Anyone with information is asked to pass information to police via our new online live chat, our online portal or by calling 101.

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone, please call 101 to report information quoting incident 990 of 28/09/22.

 

Alternatively, if you wish to give information anonymously, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers via their website - www.crimestoppers-uk.org - or by calling their UK contact centre on 0800 555111.