December 21 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 30, 2013
Police are appealing for information after a man threatened to stab a group of schoolchidren in Newmarket.
The incident occurred at around 3.15pm on Monday 23 September in Exning Road.
The group of five children – three girls and two boys aged in their early teens - were walking home from school along the stretch of Exning Road between Brickfields Avenue and the A14 overbridge.
The group were laughing and joking amongst themselves when a man who had been walking behind them, overtook them and then turned to face them and asked, “do you think it’s funny?” None of the group replied.
He then directed abusive language towards the victims before saying that he would stab them, before turning away and continuing to walk towards Exning.
The suspect is described as a white man, aged between 50 and 60, around 6ft in height, with grey/white hair which was slicked back. He was wearing a green jumper/jacket and blue jeans.
The group were very distressed by this incident and police would appeal to anyone who believes they may know who the suspect is to come forward. Officers will be conducting additional reassurance patrols in and around Exning Road at school leaving time.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact PC Jamie Vincent on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.