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Man is stabbed to death in daylight attack in Sheffield city centre

A murder probe has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in Sheffield city centre on Friday. 

Officers and paramedics were called at around 4.30pm to reports that the individual had been seriously injured on Sheffield High Street.

A man in his 30s has been arrested and the and the victim was taken to hospital but died at around 5.15pm, officers said. 

Detectives have closed the busy street in the South Yorkshire city as investigations continue tonight.    

A murder probe has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in Sheffield city centre on Friday. Officers and paramedics were called at around 4.30pm to reports that the individual had been seriously injured on Sheffield High Street

A Sheffield resident who saw the aftermath of the stabbing said on Twitter: 'Awful start to our night out seeing a young lad stabbed and lying on the ground in town. 

'Police were working on him but it was obvious he was gone.'

A statement released by the force said: 'Police were called at around 4.30pm this afternoon, September, 17, to reports that a man was stabbed in High Street.

'It was reported he had suffered serious injuries.

'Officers attended the scene and arrested a man in his 30s.

A Sheffield resident who saw the aftermath of the stabbing said on Twitter: 'Awful start to our night out seeing a young lad stabbed and lying on the ground in town

'The victim was taken to hospital via ambulance.

'Sadly, he passed away at around 5.15pm.

'An investigation has been launched and officers remain at the scene conducting their enquiries.

'If anyone saw what happened or has any information that might help our officers, please call 101 quoting incident number 585 of September 17.'

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