Newmarket: Man Threatens To Stab Children

30 September 2013, 16:17 | Updated: 30 September 2013, 16:41

Police are searching for a man who threatened to stab a group of teenagers as they were walking home from school in Newmarket.

It happened 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. He asked them "do you think it's funny?", to which none of the group replied. He then directed abusive language towards the victims before saying that he would stab them. The man then turned away and continued 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 slicked back. He was wearing a green jumper/jacket and blue jeans.

Police are appealing to anyone who believes they may know who the suspect is to come forward. They said the group were distressed by what had happened. 

Officers will be conducting additional reassurance patrols in and around Exning Road at school leaving time.

Anyone with information should contact PC Jamie Vincent on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.