Man wanted after alleged machete attack hands himself in to police

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A man who allegedly broke into a home and threatened his victim with a machete has handed himself in to police.

Michael Cooper was wanted by police after allegedly breaking into a home in Deepdale on Sunday October 28.

Michael Cooper, 29, was wanted by police after an alleged machete attack in Deepdale.

Michael Cooper, 29, was wanted by police after an alleged machete attack in Deepdale.

On Tuesday December 4, police issued an appeal to track down Cooper, but warned people not to approach him.

Just a few hours later, Cooper handed himself in at a Preston police station.

A police spokesman said: "Further to our earlier post about wanted man Michael Cooper, he has now come forward and will be spoken to in due course by police. We would like to thank the public for sharing our appeal."

The 29-year-old is suspected of entering a home in St Stephens Road and threatening the male homeowner with a machete.

A short time later, around 6am, a vehicle was vandalised in St Stephens Road and another man allegedly threatened with a machete.

Police launched an appeal for information on Cooper's whereabouts after he was wanted on suspicion of aggravated burglary and affray.