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Man threatened with baseball bat on forecourt of petrol station in Cressex, High Wycombe

| September 8, 2018

ASDA Petrol Station, Crest Road, High Wycombe. (Archive picture)

A man was threatened with a baseball bat on the forecourt of a petrol station in Cressex, High Wycombe.

On Tuesday 4th September 2018, at around 1.30pm, a 50 year old man was on the petrol forecourt of the Asda petrol station in Crest Road, Cressex, High Wycombe.

The 50 year old man was having difficulty undoing the fuel cap on his hire vehicle. Another motorist pulled up behind and became verbally aggressive and threatening towards the 50 year old man.

The 50 year old man tried to explain what he was doing however the other motorist returned to his vehicle, a red Ford Focus, and returned with a baseball style bat which he had got from the rear of his car. He approached the 50 year old motorist and threatened to attack him with the bat

The offender is described as being in his thirties and of stocky build. He was approximately 5ft 9ins tall with short cropped brown hair and a light brown beard. He was wearing grey-coloured shorts and a washed out dark blue colour t-shirt.

Investigating officer PC Karen Collet, based at High Wycombe police station, said: ‘Although the victim was not physically harmed, this was a completely unprovoked incident which has left the victim very shaken.

This happened in the middle of the day, and I believe people will have seen what happened.

It is completely unacceptable to make threats of this nature, and I am appealing to anybody who believes they may have witnessed this incident, or has any information that may help in our investigation, to please contact 101, quoting reference number 43180271699.

Alternatively, you can visit https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ and provide all the details there or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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