AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a man was stabbed in the neck and had his car stolen in Worsbrough.

Police were called at around 2.55am on December 21 to reports of the incident at a car park off Haverlands Lane.

Two men had arranged through a dating app to pick up another two men at Asda on Upper Sheffield Road.

They then travelled together to the car park.

At this point, a knife was used to threaten the two victims and the driver was stabbed in the neck.

The two offenders fled the scene in the stolen vehicle.

The driver received minor injuries which were not life-threatening and did not require stitches.

An appeal has been launched and police are urging anyone who may have seen the car - a grey Peugeot Allure E-HDI - to come forward.

DC Toni Wain, the officer leading the investigation, is reminding those who use online dating apps to take precautions when arranging to meet those they don’t know.

She said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for these two victims, and this type of violent crime is absolutely not tolerated by South Yorkshire Police.

“We want to do everything we can to find the offenders and bring some closure for the victims in this horrible incident.

“I’d also like to remind people that while the majority of dating app users are genuine and don’t pose any danger to you, sadly there are those out there who have criminal intentions.

“Please take measures to minimise the risks when meeting up with somebody you have met through an app.”

Quote incident number 89 of December 21, 2022 when you get in touch.