Man pulled knife in pub

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - KAREN BRIT­TON

PO­LICE have is­sued an e-fit of a man who pulled a knife on a cus­tomer at Mac­cles­field pub.

Of­fi­cers say the man en­tered The Park Tav­ern in Park Lane at around 6.45pm on Jan­uary 12.

He or­dered a drink and sat in the bar area by him­self.

Dur­ing the evening the man was seen act­ing in an odd man­ner and wit­nesses no­ticed there were a num­ber of AA bat­ter­ies in a plas­tic case around his waist.

He was asked to leave the premises – at which point he pulled out a knife and threat­ened a cus­tomer be­fore flee­ing the scene at around 8.30pm.

No-one was in­jured as a re­sult of the in­ci­dent.

The man is de­scribed as white, around 5’ 9” tall, aged in his late 30s, with short black hair, a dark coloured beard and a slim face.

He was wear­ing a black waist-length jacket with a grey jumper un­der­neath, blue jeans and train­ers.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been launched and po­lice have been car­ry­ing out a num­ber of en­quiries in the lo­cal area.

This week of­fi­cers is­sued an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent.

De­tec­tive Sergeant Si­mon Mills said: “We are ap­peal­ing for any­one who has any in­for­ma­tion in re­la­tion to the in­ci­dent – or the iden­tity of the man – to come for­ward – in par­tic­u­lar any­one who may have been in­side the pub at the time of the in­ci­dent and has not yet spo­ken to po­lice.

“Dur­ing the evening eye wit­nesses also de­scribed see­ing what they thought were a num­ber of AA bat­ter­ies in a plas­tic case around the waist of the man.

“The wit­nesses were not con­cerned about this - it was only when the knife was pulled out that they felt threat­ened.

“But clearly this is un­usual be­hav­iour and peo­ple may have seen him ear­lier in the night and re­mem­ber him and we would urge them to come for­ward.

“Even the small­est amount of in­for­ma­tion can be use­ful when piec­ing to­gether a case.”

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion is urged to call Cheshire Po­lice on 101 quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 835 of Jan­uary 12.

In­for­ma­tion can also be left anony­mously, via Crimestop­pers, on 0800 555 111.

‘It was only when the knife was pulled out they felt threat­ened’

●● Po­lice have is­sued this e-fit of a man they want to speak to in con­nec­tion with a strange in­ci­dent at a Mac­cles­field pub

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