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Driver threatened with knife – Staple Hill

We are appealing for witnesses after a man threatened another driver with a large knife.

It happened at about 1.45pm on Sunday 8 December at the junction of Teewell Hill, Gloucester Road and Station Road, Staple Hill.

A man in a white van reportedly overshot the junction causing other vehicles to brake sharply. This man then got out and opened the door of another driver’s car, being verbally aggressive and producing a large knife. When the car driver identified himself as an off-duty police officer the van driver made off at speed.

A 35-year-old man was arrested later that day and released under investigation.

We’re keen to trace any independent witnesses and anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage showing the incident.

Officers particularly want to speak to speak to a man driving a small blue Peugeot, with a woman passenger. The pair, said to be in their sixties, were at the junction at the time and are believed to have seen the altercation.

If you can help get in touch quoting reference 5219283238.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5219283238

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.