Appeal following aggravated burglary at Runcorn pub Date published: 12th September 2017 8.49am

Detectives from Runcorn Proactive CID are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary at a public house.

At approximately 2am, on Tuesday 29 August, three unknown men gained access to Ten Lock Flight on Crosville Way, Runcorn.

The men used stepladders and enter the premises via a first floor window. It is believed that the ladders may have been stolen from an address on Ellesmere Street, Runcorn, shortly before the robbery.

Once inside the pub the men assaulted the manager before stealing a quantity of cash from the office. They then fled the scene using a red 2012 registration, Ford Mondeo, belonging to the manager.

The vehicle left the scene in the Widnes direction and was later found burnt out on Netherley Road, Widnes.

The victim sustained a number of bruises as a result of the incident, he was taken to hospital and has since been discharged.

Detective Constable Adam Norton, of Reactive CID in Runcorn, said “This was an extremely distressing incident, committed by three men, who displayed significant aggression and violence towards the victim.

“Their behaviour shows a callous disregard for the injury and trauma they have caused to the victim. It is crucial that these men are apprehended before they have the opportunity to commit further offences.

“Information provided by local people can often provide a crucial breakthrough in serious crime investigations. We are asking anyone with information, about any of these offences, to come forward and speak to us in confidence.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 85 of the 29/8/2017. Alternatively, information can be reported anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or via their website