August 6, 2019 1.16 pm This story is over 50 months old

‘Knife-wielding man’ leaves Nettleham residents in fear

A man has been interviewed under caution

A man allegedly armed with a knife left some residents in a Lincoln village in fear after he ‘chased a person down the street’.

According to a local resident, who wished to remain anonymous, police attended Arnage Court in Nettleham during the evening of Saturday, August 3.

They claimed a man chased a resident down the street with a knife and is then believed to have returned to the area again on Monday, August 5.

Police said that nobody was injured and a 33-year-old man has been interviewed under caution.

Police returned again on Sunday.

The resident claimed to The Lincolnite: “We are all stuck in our houses and can’t go out because he’s there and will probably try attack us again.”

They alleged that the row was over an eviction.

“My neighbour told me after hearing a domestic they went outside to get their small child to come inside and they shouted at her.

“Another neighbour came out to help and the man then chased him down the road with a massive knife.

“Police were then looking for him. They returned again on Sunday and Monday to do enquiries and get statements. When we called again on Monday police said it wasn’t an emergency.”

It is understood that police have been on the street every day between Saturday and Tuesday since incident 337 of August 3 was reported to them.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We were called to Arnage Court in Nettleham to a report of a disturbance between neighbours.

“The report alleged a man had threatened others with a knife and then driven off. No-one was injured. One man, aged 33, has been interviewed under caution.”