Man bailed after Rogiet 'axe' threat to woman

Free Press Series: Man arrested after Rogiet 'axe' incident Man arrested after Rogiet 'axe' incident

UPDATE: 5.13pm

The man arrested was bailed this afternoon pending further enquiries.

UPDATE: 12.58pm

A MAN has been arrested after an incident in Rogiet where a woman jogger was threatened with an axe.

The incident sparked a search with armed officers, dogs and the police helicopter mobilised. The 49-year-old man from Bulwark is currently in police custody.

A 42-year-old woman was out running in Slade Woods and while on Minnetts Lane, reported seeing a man standing in her path holding an axe.

She ran in the other direction and called the police. She was unharmed.

The incident happened at around 5pm on Thursday 6th February.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area between 4-5pm on Thursday 6th February. This is a popular area for joggers and dog walkers.

Anyone with information relating to this is asked to call 101 quoting log 305 06/02/14.


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