Tuesday 22 October 2019

Shoppers evacuated from supermarket after man and woman injured in screwdriver attack

Tesco Store Credit: Google Maps
Tesco Store Credit: Google Maps

Dave Higgens

Shoppers have been evacuated from a supermarket in Sheffield after a man and women were seriously injured by an attacker armed with a screwdriver.

South Yorkshire Police confirmed officers responded to an incident outside the large Tesco store in Savile Street, about half a mile east of the city centre.

Police detained a man at the scene and he remains in custody.

A spokesman for the force said: "Just after 1.30pm today it was reported that a man and a woman had been assaulted by a man carrying a screwdriver outside of the Tesco store.

"Both have been taken to hospital for treatment.

"Their injuries are described as serious."

He added: "There is a large police presence in the area at present and the store has been evacuated as officers carry out inquiries and examine CCTV footage."

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