Cycling teens threatened by crowbar-wielding man

Two boys riding their bikes along a popular Lytham path were threatened by a man wielding a large weapon police believe may have been a crowbar.

Wednesday, 21st October 2015, 9:42 am
Green Drive in Lytham

A 14-year-old boy and his friend were on Green Drive close to Ballam Road when a man with a “scrunched up” face jumped out from the bushes brandishing a weapon at them at just after 7pm on Tuesday.

The boys cycled off and called police.

Then, at 7.40pm, another walker saw a man wearing a Manchester City top emerge from the bushes in the same area armed with a crowbar. Police are linking both incidents.

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He is described as between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 9ins tall, in his late 40s or early 50s, with short dark hair and was wearing tracksuit bottoms.

Call police on 101.