Man stabbed in the chest in failed rob­bery

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - STU­ART GREER

AJOGGER was stabbed in the chest with a stan­ley knife dur­ing an at­tempted rob­bery.

The 35-year-old vic­tim was jog­ging along the tow­path of Macclesfield Canal with his dog when an of­fender grabbed hold of the dog lead.

The sus­pect then threat­ened the man with a stan­ley knife and de­manded his iPhone 6.

The vic­tim then re­alised there was an­other man present. Af­ter re­fus­ing to hand over his phone the trio be­gan to strug­gle.

Dur­ing the skir­mish the vic­tim was stabbed in the chest.

He con­tin­ued to fight off the of­fend­ers who fled the scene on moun­tain bikes empty handed.

The men were last seen cy­cling off to­wards the Puss in Boots pub.

The vic­tim went to Macclesfield Hos­pi­tal where he was treated for in­juries to his chest and arm.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened near bridge 36, just north of Bar­racks Lane, at 10pm on May 4.

Po­lice have now re­leased de­scrip­tions of both of­fend­ers and an e-fit of one of the men they would like to speak to in con­nec­tion with the at­tempted rob­bery.

The main of­fender is de­scribed as white, clean shaven, 5ft 10ins tall, aged 18 to 19 and of slim build with a long nose.

He was wear­ing a dark beanie-style hat, a dark coloured round necked sweat­shirt with longsleeves, slim fit­ting dark blue jeans and black shoes.

He also wore thin black work-like gloves that were ei­ther leather.

Po­lice say he may have had a Wi­gan or Bolton ac­cent.

The sec­ond man is de­scribed as white, 5ft 10ins tall, aged 18 to 19 years old with short, shaved dark hair.

He was wear­ing a dark sweat­shirt and a black polo type shirt with the col­lar up. He was also wear­ing dark black jeans or bot­toms, and dark-coloured shoes.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact DC Dale Hawtin on 101 quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 904 of 4 May 2015. Al­ter­na­tively in­for­ma­tion can be given anony­mously by call­ing Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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●● Po­lice have re­leased this e-fit of a man they would like to speak to

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