Appeal for information following assaults and criminal damage in Blacon Date published: 21st August 2017 3.16pm

Chester Local Policing Unit is appealing for information following reports of an assault and criminal damage in Blacon.

On Saturday 19 August around 9:05am, a man is believed to have slashed the tyres of a vehicle on Durham Road. The owner of the vehicle, a 38-year-old-man, challenged the offender and, as a result, the two men were involved in an altercation and the victim sustained a cut to his face.

The offender then ran off across Blacon Avenue towards Lauren Court and Wordsworth Crescent. The victim went to the Countess of Chester Hospital to have his injuries checked over, and hospital staff notified police of the incident.

Around 35 minutes after the incident occurred, the offender is believed to have assaulted another man at the junction of Shelley Road. The victim, a 18-year-old man, attempted to flee the scene towards his vehicle which was parked at Lauren Court. Before he could get into his vehicle, the offender climbed on top of the vehicle and jumped on the windscreen – causing it to break. The offender then fled the scene.

The offender is described as around 5’ 8-9” tall, of slim build and in his late teens/early twenties. He is also described as wearing dark Nike tracksuit bottoms with a grey hooded top and blue Adidas trainers. He was carrying a dark Karrimor raincoat and is believed to have had a Liverpool accent.

PC Peta Ticer said: “These were unprovoked attacks on two members of public who were just simply going about their normal daily lives. Fortunately, neither victim suffered serious injuries as a result of the assaults, but have understandably been left shaken.

“These incidents will no doubt cause some concern among the local community, but rest assured that we are doing all we can to trace the man responsible for these incidents. We have also increased patrols in the local area to provide reassurance.

“Enquiries are ongoing and I am urging anyone who may have witnessed the incidents, or recognises the description of the offender and knows his whereabouts, to contact Cheshire police on 101 quoting incident number 290 of 19 August. Alternatively information can be left anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.”