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Police in Southampton are appealing for witnesses after a man threatened a car driver with a knife.
As well as the 35-year-old driver there was his friend, a 35-year-old woman and her 12 year-old girl daughter in the car.
He was driving from Portswood to Millbrook with them shortly after 9.30pm on Sunday, March 11 when he saw a man stood in the middle of the road in Lockerly Crescent. The car was forced to slow down and as it stopped the man then jumped intothe back of the car and took out a large 8 inch knife. He held it to the driver’s throat and ordered him to drive.
The woman and the girl managed to get out of the car screaming and the driver then struggled with the man and went to get out. The attacker then got out so the car driver quickly got back in and drove up the road a short distance where thewoman and girl jump back in. They drove off leaving the man chasing him.
Police were called shortly afterwards but by then the man had made good his escape.
A 32-year-old man has since been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently being questioned by officers.
Police are now appealing for any witnesses who saw the man hanging around in Lockerly Crescent around the time of the incident or heard the females scream.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call DC Frank Nelson from the Custody Investigation Team at Southampton Central Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.