TWO popular day ticket fisheries have been hit by terrifying attacks and Police want anglers to come forward with any information.
Armed police swooped on Earlswood Lakes (pictured above) near Solihull in the West Midlands after an angler in his early 50s was robbed at knifepoint by a thug with “two bladed weapons”.
Warwickshire Police said the man made off with “a small amount of money” before heading in the direction of Wood Lane.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the horrifying incident on Monday, October 2 at around 9.27am.
Police described the suspect as white, in his early 20s, with short blond hair, wearing jeans and a green parka coat.
Detective Constable Thomas Quinlan from Warwickshire Police said: “This was a frightening incident for the victim and it is fortunate that they were not injured.
“I understand that the local community will be concerned and I would like to reassure them that a thorough investigation is underway.
“I would urge anyone who witnessed anything suspicious to come forward as soon as possible.”
Earlswood is run by the Canal & Rivers Trust and has three popular lakes offering good carp, bream and pike sport.
Police hunt on after attempted rape
Meanwhile, Police were investigating a case by a popular day ticket fishing venue down south.
Top carp and mixed fishery Northlands Park (pictured below) in Basildon, Essex, saw an attempted rape on a 19-year-old girl by a man carrying a “red and black fishing bag”.
On Monday, September 25, the girl was walking at 5.30pm when she was attacked by the assailant. Luckily, she managed to fight the man off.
The attacker was described as white, between 50 and 60-years-old, 6 ft 3 in. tall and of skinny build. He was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms which were ripped and a dirty jean jacket. He had scruffy, shoulder length hair, and a long white beard.
The man had tattoos on both arms, and what is believed to be the word “death” tattooed on his right knuckles. He also had three stars tattooed around his right eye.
Anyone with information on either case is asked to call on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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