Police appeal for witnesses after machete and firearm threat in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 17:21 07 April 2016 | UPDATED: 17:21 07 April 2016

Police in Daniells, Welwyn Garden City

Police in Daniells, Welwyn Garden City


Police are appealing for witnesses after a man allegedly behaved in a threatening way with a machete.

The incident occurred near the Spar convenience store in Daniells, at around midday on Monday, April 4.

It is alleged that a man was in possession of a machete and acting in a threatening manner.

Detective Constable Neil Barella from the Local Crime Unit said: “I understand this may cause concern for members of the public but I would like to reassure people that the incident was dealt with swiftly and safely by specially trained officers.

“There were a number of people in the area around the time and we are keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened. It is believed that several people may have also filmed the incident and we are keen to see any footage.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Barella via the Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

Christopher Coleman, 57, of Springfields, WGC has been charged in connection with the incident. He appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on April 6 and was remanded into custody for a PCMH on May 5.

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