A TEENAGE stabbing victim was helped by the brave actions of a local pub’s staff.

Just after midnight on Tuesday emergency services were called to a reported stabbing on Racecommon Road. The victim, a 19-year-old man, suffered a serious throat injury, and while waiting for an ambulance was supported by staff from the nearby Shaw Inn pub.

Landlord Darren Buckley said: “He’d come in from outside bleeding from the injury. Mostly he needed reassurance that he wasn’t going to die and it was going to be okay. We’ve all had first aid training.

“We helped and waited for emergency services – it was bad but looked worse than what it actually was.”

These actions kept the victim stable before he could be rushed to hospital.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police added: “Officers attended alongside the ambulance service, and a 19-year-old man was taken to hospital with a serious throat injury.

“His injury is not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing and he has since been discharged. A 31-year-old man and a 25-year old woman have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Enquiries are ongoing.”