July 25, 2019 10.50 am This story is over 29 months old

Man named and shamed after meat cleaver threats and police chase

His also drove into a garden wall

A man who threatened a person with a meat cleaver in Newark and Immingham has been named and shamed after being caught in a police pursuit.

As previously reported, a 30-year-old man was arrested after driving into a garden wall in Brigg during an armed police operation on Tuesday night. He was arrested after information passed onto Humberside Police by their colleagues in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

The man has since been named as Christopher Webster from Victoria Street in Newark.

He’s been charged with seven different offences – two counts of threatening a person with a meat cleaver in Newark and Immingham, robbery and attempted robbery, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and damage to property.

After various enquiries were carried out by officers, they were linked to a call at around 6.50pm on Tuesday, July 23 of a report of a man allegedly attempting to attack another person in a supermarket car park in Immingham, before getting into a car and driving away.

Traffic officers located the car close to Elsham Industrial Estate at around 7.30pm. A police pursuit ensued along the A15 and onto the A18 towards Brigg.

The car then crashed into a garden wall on Davy Crescent in Brigg and the driver fled from the vehicle. Officers pursued him on foot before his arrest just before 8pm. No injuries were sustained by anyone involved in the incident, police said.

Police are still appealing for any witnesses who may have seen an incident in the Aldi car park off Washdyke Lane in Immingham between 6pm-7pm on July 23.

Anyone with information should contact Humberside Police on 101 quoting log number 282 and 523 of July 23.

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