Failsworth: Man With Knife Threatens Drivers

12 March 2013, 15:46

CCTV footage of a man threatening people with a large knife at a petrol station in Failsworth has been released by the police.

The man also tried to get into a number of cars just after 8.45pm on Friday 22 February 2013 at the Texaco petrol station on Oldham Road.

Nothing was stolen and no-one was hurt but damage was caused to some cars, including a taxi which had its windscreen smashed.

The man is white and described as 6ft tall and of average build.

He was wearing denim jeans and boots with a white trim. He wore a brown or black bubble jacket over a hoody top, which had the hood pulled up. The jacket had a large Union Jack motif on the front.

Watch the footage here:

Detective Constable Kate Carnally from Oldham CID said: "Thankfully no-one was injured during this incident at the petrol station, but staff and customers were understandably left terrified after a man brandishing a knife threatened a number of people there and damaged several cars.

"The man's intentions as he carried out these threats are still unclear at this time, but we continue to make extensive efforts to identify and trace the man responsible.

"If you recognise this man in the hooded top or if you have information as to his whereabouts now, please get in touch with police."

Anyone with information is asked to call police in Oldham on 0161 856 8951 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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