Threat from weapon wielding gang prompts police search

A man was threatened by a group of between 12 and 14 men armed with weapons in Waleys Close at 7pm on Saturday.

The man was approached by the gang, several of whom were armed with weapons, before he managed to break free and run away before an assault took place.

Police officers have interviewed a number of witnesses and have reviewed CCTV footage of the incident, but are still searching for anybody who may have seen the affray.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Greenacre, who is investigating, is appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time or who may have witnessed the incident.

DS Greenacre is also looking to speak to anyone who may have seen the group of men, who are all described as being black, before or after the incident.

If you have information on the incident contact DS Greenacre in confidence on 01582 394085, or by calling the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at