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Jarvin Blake stabbing: Second man arrested

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Image caption Jarvin Blake was stabbed in the Burngreave area of Sheffield on Thursday

A second man has been arrested in connection with the death of a father of three from Sheffield.

Jarvin Blake, 22, was stabbed in the Burngreave area of the city, in what police say was a targeted attack, on Thursday.

A 25-year-old man from Sheffield has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted wounding.

A 24-year-old man from Pitsmoor was arrested on Monday on suspicion of murder.

South Yorkshire Police said the 24-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of attempted wounding and perverting the course of justice following a series of warrants.

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Image caption Flowers near where 22-year-old Jarvin Blake was stabbed to death
Image caption The stabbing took place on Brackley Street at its junction with Catherine Street, police said

Mr Blake, 22, from Gleadless, was attacked by a group of men who had got out of a car on Catherine Street in Burngreave at about 15:00 on Thursday.

He died in hospital as a result of his injuries. A post-mortem examination revealed he died from a stab wound.

Police have appealed for information, particularly from parents "doing the school run" on or near Catherine Street at the time of the attack.

A 23-year-old man was also injured during the incident.

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