Man wields knife in Ottery store

PUBLISHED: 17:30 30 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:25 17 June 2010

STAFF in an Ottery shop were threatened with a knife last Thursday.

STAFF in an Ottery shop were threatened with a knife last Thursday.

Ottery police have called for witnesses following the incident in which a man allegedly revealed a small knife and threatened to 'cut the throats' of staff in the Co-operative in Yonder Street when they refused to serve him alcohol.

Shaken-up staff eventually served the man before hitting a panic button to alert police.

PC Phil Thomas said police were gathering evidence and urged anyone in the store between 5.20pm and 5.30pm on January 22 to contact them with information on 08452 777444, quoting crime reference number: K0-09-34.

- A 46-year-old Ottery man was arrested on suspicion of affray last Friday and was later released on bail.


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