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Braintree: Police appeal for help finding cyclist said to have pointed a gun at car driver

10:35 27 June 2014

A cyclist is thought to have pointed a gun at a car driver.  PA photo: Peter Jordan

A cyclist is thought to have pointed a gun at a car driver. PA photo: Peter Jordan

Detectives in Essex have appealed for information after a man reported being threatened by a cyclist believed to be carrying a gun.

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The incident happened in Bank Street, Braintree at about 10.40am on June 16 when the victim was sitting in a car with a friend.

He was approached by the bike rider who said nothing but pointed the weapon at him.

The car driver managed to drive off immediately and the cyclist rode away.

Ds Pete McCormack said: “This all happened very quickly and we only have sketchy details of the offender and we cannot be sure if a man or woman was involved.

“The victim was sitting in a car with a friend and a few other friends were standing beside the vehicle. As the car drove away, those on foot sought refuge nearby.

“The cyclist was wearing army-style camouflage clothing and boots and a balaclava. The witnesses noticed that the offender had white skin which they could see through the eye holes of the balaclava.

“We want to hear from anyone who has information about the incident or anyone who knows a person who rides a gent’s mountain bike and has army-style camouflage clothing.”

Anyone with information should contact Braintree CID on 101.

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