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Man threatens Lincolnshire school pupil with knife

By AlexColman  |  Posted: January 25, 2013

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A man has threatened a school pupil in Lincolnshire with a knife while the yougnster was on the way home from school.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident in the Holland Market area of Spalding.

The pupil was walking to the bus station on Winfrey Avenue from Swan Street at around 4pm on January 22.

The man is described as a medium built white male, about 40-years-old with medium length brown hair.

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He was wearing light coloured baggy jeans, thick soled black ‘Adidas’ trainers and a khaki coloured coat.

The man spoke with an English accent and used a lot of slang words.

Inspector Jim Tyner said: "Thankfully this incident did not develop into something more serious, but I am still anxious to establish this man’s identity."

If you recognise the description of this male, or were a witness to this incident, please contact PC 725 Tony Hatton on the non emergency number 101, ext 2678.

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  • Localperson55  |  January 27 2013, 9:44AM

    bos 75 - the article says "The pupil was walking to the bus station on Winfrey Avenue from Swan Street at around 4pm on January 22." Isn't this the time, date and location?

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  • bos75  |  January 27 2013, 1:15AM

    The Echo journalists can't even tell us when this happened, let alone give more than an average description of an average guy. Nor can then even tell us what actually happened. I really do suspect The Echo don't employ journalists - only folk to copy and paste what they are told. Give us some more information and maybe somebody might actually realise they were a witness to this event.

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  • Flaviventris  |  January 25 2013, 1:08PM

    TB78WHlNE they are also asking for anyone who recognises "the description of this male". Someone may recognise him but because they don't know what he did may not consider it worth going to the effort of reporting it.

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  • TB78WHlNE  |  January 25 2013, 12:32PM

    "If you expect a response from the public tell us what this man did." They're asking for witnesses. Witnesses won't need telling what the man did, because they would have, you know, witnessed what he did. See how that works?

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  • Flaviventris  |  January 25 2013, 11:35AM

    Very poor reporting. So how exactly was the boy threatened? Was he threatened with a knife and told to hand over his iPhone? Or did the man threaten to tell the boys mother if he didn't stop throwing stones at his car? If you expect a response from the public tell us what this man did.

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