Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 10°C

Search

Braintree: Police appeal for help finding cyclist said to have pointed a gun at car driver

10:35 27 June 2014

A cyclist is thought to have pointed a gun at a car driver.  PA photo: Peter Jordan

A cyclist is thought to have pointed a gun at a car driver. PA photo: Peter Jordan

Detectives in Essex have appealed for information after a man reported being threatened by a cyclist believed to be carrying a gun.

The incident happened in Bank Street, Braintree at about 10.40am on June 16 when the victim was sitting in a car with a friend.

He was approached by the bike rider who said nothing but pointed the weapon at him.

The car driver managed to drive off immediately and the cyclist rode away.

Ds Pete McCormack said: “This all happened very quickly and we only have sketchy details of the offender and we cannot be sure if a man or woman was involved.

“The victim was sitting in a car with a friend and a few other friends were standing beside the vehicle. As the car drove away, those on foot sought refuge nearby.

“The cyclist was wearing army-style camouflage clothing and boots and a balaclava. The witnesses noticed that the offender had white skin which they could see through the eye holes of the balaclava.

“We want to hear from anyone who has information about the incident or anyone who knows a person who rides a gent’s mountain bike and has army-style camouflage clothing.”

Anyone with information should contact Braintree CID on 101.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Ed Sheeran on stage during the 2012 Brit Awards. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

.

Suffolk’s hit-making chart star, Ed Sheeran, is set to take the stage at this year’s Brit Awards.

John Field with his new Giles Book

Through his work, Ipswich-based artist and cartoonist Carl Giles, achieved national recognition including being awarded an OBE for his cartoon work in 1959 and being voted ‘Britain’s favorite cartoonist of the 20th Century’ in 2000 (five years after his death).

Ipswich Crown Court

A car mechanic who went on the rampage and smashed up an Ipswich nightspot causing £9,000 damage has been jailed for 30 months.

Paul Geater meets Arthur Charvonia at Endeavour House.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils are preparing to move their headquarters into Endeavour House in Ipswich during the autumn – heralding a new way of working.

Ipswich Magistrates Court on Elm Street.

Two young men involved in a fracas on a night out in Ipswich have admitted threatening behaviour.

The ActivIpswich-organised Boccia sessions

A host of new sports sessions have been organised for those aged 45 and over in Ipswich who do not currently take part in any activity.

Two young men banned for drink-driving

A soldier from Wattisham Airfield who was nearly three times the drink-drive limit has been banned from driving for 15 months.

Homegrown East Anglian talent: L-R Cary Grant, Ed Sheeran and Myleene Klass.

The stars weren’t always stars, and our region has played its part in shaping the careers of some of the most famous performers in this country and internationally. Take a look at 10 of the stars who began their road to fame in East Anglia.

The Orwell Bridge (stock image). Picture: Gregg Brown

The milder temperatures will continue today in the East of England, with the day remaining largely cloudy and with some light rain.

Greater Anglia. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown

Emergency engineering works on the Ipswich to Felixstowe rail line caused the cancellation of some services this morning.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24