Newmarket: Man Threatens To Stab School Children

Police are appealing for information after a man threatened to stab a group of schoolchildren 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 and said “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. He 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.

The group were very distressed by this incident and police would appeal to anyone who believes they may know who the suspect is to come forward. Officers will be conducting additional reassurance patrols in and around Exning Road at school leaving time.


Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact PC Jamie Vincent on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.