Statement on Rotherham Machete Attack

In a statement this morning, Sarah said:┬áÔÇ£I am profoundly saddened by the tragic events of yesterday afternoon and send my deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. ÔÇ£The police are treating this as a one-off incident and the people of Eastwood should not be scared to leave their homes. We cannot let this murderer prevent us from living our lives.

ÔÇ£I know the police will do everything in their power to bring the perpetrator to justice for this dreadful crime. There are major investigation teams currently working on this and I can confirm that a man has already been detained, so I would ask that if you have any information, please do call the police on 01142 963014 and help all you can.

ÔÇ£The community spirit that is inherent in the constituency of Rotherham will not be broken and I am enormously proud that the people of Eastwood are already rallying round.ÔÇØ

The full press release can be downloaded here: SC statement machete attack.