Police still looking for man who threatened Sheffield polling station staff

Written by Lauren White

I am a trainee journalist at the University of Sheffield, Editor in Chief of nebeep.com and a proud Geordie.

South Yorkshire Police have confirmed they are still searching for a man who allegedly threatened polling booth staff in Sheffield on Thursday night.

Staff at the Community Room on Westminster Crescent, Fulwood, reported the man had made threats to them before leaving the scene.

The police confirmed they attended the polling station to provide reassurance and that an investigation has been launched. They said enquiries are ongoing to trace the suspect.

A statement released on Thursday night by Sheffield City Council said the police were called to the polling station at 10:25pm. They said the incident delayed the arrival of a box of votes to the counting venue at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield.

It meant that four hours after voting ended, no ballots had been counted.

Police are urging anyone with information to call police on 101, citing incident number 1121 of 5 May.

Written by Lauren White

I am a trainee journalist at the University of Sheffield, Editor in Chief of nebeep.com and a proud Geordie.

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