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Car Hits Crowd in Sheffield, Leading to One Fatality and Several Injuries

Sheffield was rocked by a devastating event when a car collided with a crowd of people amid an outbreak of violence in the Burngreave area. This tragic accident claimed the life of a 46-year-old man and left several others injured.

South Yorkshire Police have initiated a murder investigation, with a 23-year-old man apprehended on suspicion of murder and a 55-year-old man detained for attempted murder. The police were initially responding to reports of unrest in College Close, Burngreave, when the car tragically hit the group.

The incident, occurring around 2pm on Wednesday, resulted in the immediate death of the 46-year-old man at the scene, while his family is being supported by the authorities. Among the injured, one person is currently in critical condition in the hospital.

Both suspects have been taken into custody. DCI Andrew Knowles, the lead investigator, highlighted the extensive police efforts in the area, including a large cordon, CCTV analysis, and house-to-house inquiries. Police patrols are also being increased for community reassurance and to gather more information.

The police are urging anyone with relevant information, including CCTV, doorbell, or dashcam footage, to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.

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